Microsoft Beats Xbox Patent Suit

Law360, New York (February 15, 2013, 1:54 PM EST) -- A New York federal judge ruled Friday that a patent allegedly infringed by Microsoft Corp.'s Xbox game console is not valid, throwing out a patent holding company's lawsuit against the technology giant.

U.S. District Judge Shira Scheindlin found that a patent that supposedly covered technology used in the Xbox Kinect controller, a device that reads players' movements, was too vaguely written to be valid. The decision ends a one-year-old lawsuit brought by Virtual Solutions LLC, a New York-based company formed to enforce that single patent, U.S....
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