Microsoft Plays Hardball In Demand For New Judge

Law360, New York (January 19, 2006, 12:00 AM EST) -- The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has given the green light to Microsoft in its bid to request that a new judge preside over a federal patent trial in which the software giant hopes to avoid paying at least $561 million in damages.

In 2003, U.S. District Judge James B. Zagel oversaw the trial, which resulted in a defeat for Microsoft when the jury found the company had infringed a patent controlled by Eolas Technologies Inc. in one of the largest patent trial...
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