Judge Dumped From Microsoft, 2 Other 2008 Cases

Law360, New York (August 4, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Judge Manuel L. Real of the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California was nixed from presiding over a patent suit involving Microsoft Corp. on Friday, marking at least the third time the judge has been removed from a case since March.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit reversed Judge Real's ruling in a patent case brought by Research Corporation Technologies Inc. against Microsoft alleging infringement of six patents claiming digital halftoning.

The court said the judge was wrong to declare...
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