Microsoft Hit With $7M Verdict For Infringing Database Patent

By Dani Kass (February 18, 2020, 8:31 PM EST) -- Microsoft Corp. must pay an inventor $7 million for infringing his database patent, a New York federal jury decided earlier this month.

The jury held that Michael Philip Kaufman's patent is valid and that the technology giant infringed it with various database products, according to a Feb. 6 docket entry. The multiday trial was held before U.S. District Judge Alvin K. Hellerstein in Manhattan.

"We are thrilled with this result for our client, Michael Philip Kaufman, and that his infringement claims and the patent's validity withstood the test of juror scrutiny," Ron Abramson of Liston Abramson LLP said in a statement...

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