Patents Wrongly Narrowed In Microsoft Row, Fed. Circ. Told
Law360, Washington (July 13, 2017, 4:56 PM EDT) -- A Minnesota software company that has accused Microsoft of infringing its data-mining patents told a Federal Circuit panel Thursday that the trial court improperly narrowed the scope of its patents.
MasterMine Software Inc., whose patented software purports to simplify "customer relationship management" data, is challenging the trial court's construction of a key claim term in the patents, which doomed MasterMine's chance at proving that features found in Microsoft's Excel and Dynamics CRM products infringe the patents.
The disputed claim term, "pivot tables," refers to certain interactive data tables whose display that can be manipulated by users for sophisticated data analysis. MasterMine...
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