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IP Lawyer’s Patent Fight With Microsoft Continues

Law360 (March 10, 2006, 12:00 AM EST) -- A Texas attorney’s ongoing patent dispute with Microsoft continued in a federal circuit court on Thursday, where the software behemoth was accused of infringing on patented anti-piracy technology.

Kenneth L. Nash originally filed charges against the software maker a few years ago, claiming that his patented technology—software designed to detect illicit software by collecting unique identifying information from computers without the user’s knowledge—is being infringed upon by Microsoft’s product activation software.

Nash’s anti-piracy program is capable of detecting illicit software use—for example, when two people operate...
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