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Re: Microsoft in Court Over Alleged Technology Infringement
Posted by: Jennifer LeClaire 2005-05-19 19:15:17
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Microsoft has allegedly stolen technology developed by a Guatemalan inventor. The technology in question is designed to link spreadsheet data between two of Microsoft's programs. Plaintiff lawyers delivered opening statements in a jury trial that started on Tuesday in the U.S. District Court of Central California. Guatemalan software engineer Carlos Armando Amado's lawsuit claims he filed for a patent in 1990 for software he invented while he was a graduate student at Stanford University.


This is so typically Microsoft
Posted by: fhaidach 2005-05-19 19:20:13 In reply to: Jennifer LeClaire
No wonder. So, what else is new? Everyone knows that Microsoft plays hardball whenever they can. And they always think that they can get away with it because they are Microsoft. This comes to me as no surprise, since this is not the first time I have heard about such cases. Anyone can check out the cases of Sendo and Burst.com as an example of typical Microsoft behavior. As you will see, the evidence is overwhelming. Here are the links ...
Sendo accuses Microsoft of dirty tricks
http://news.zdnet.com/2100-1009_22-978687.html
Microsoft's media monopoly
http://www.salon.com/tech/feature/2002/10/29/microsoft_media_one/print.html
Goliath crushes David
http://archive.salon.com/tech/feature/2002/10/30/microsoft_media_two/print.html
Burst.com accuses Microsoft of theft
http://news.com.com/2100-1023-937501.html
Microsoft ordered to uncover old e-mails
http://news.com.com/2100-1032-5074390.html
Burst, Microsoft agree to settle suit
http://news.com.com/2102-1030_3-5611028.html
Microsoft antitrust case takes Linux twist
http://news.com.com/2100-1016-1023497.html
Ballmer memo targets Linux
http://news.com.com/2100-1016-1013124.html
Microsoft sends message with Unix deal
http://news.com.com/2102-1016_3-1007715.html
Microsoft protecting rights-or Windows?
http://news.com.com/2100-1023-983017.html
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