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George R [PersonRank 10]

Wednesday, November 16, 2011
7 years ago2,106 views

Microsoft is suing Barnes & Noble for using Google's Android operating system on their e-book readers and tablet without a license from Microsoft. Microsoft is threatening or claiming patent infringement.

Barnes & Noble made a presentation about Microsoft's behavior to the USA Department of Justice antitrust division (pdf).

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There is an overview of these patents at networkworld and more detailed coverage at groklaw.
networkworld.com/community/nod ...
groklaw.net/article.php?story= ...
groklaw.net/article.php?story= ...

The below patent summary text is adapted from a page within the B&N presentation (above pdf) and can also be found as a jpg image at networkworld.
networkworld.com/community/files/imce/img_blogs/
microsoft_patents.jpg

Below are patent numbers
D – discussed prior to litigation
L – asserted in litigation

D,L #6,339,780
placing a loading status icon in the content viewing area of a browser

D #5,579,517 #5,758,352
compatibility of file names employed by current and outmoded operating systems

D #5,652,913
storing input/output access factors in a shared data structure

D #6,791,536 #6,897,853
simulating mouse inputs using non-mouse devices

L #5,778,372
browser that recognizes background images in an electronic document and displays the background images after text – i.e. duplicative display

L #5,889,522
putting known tab controls into an operating system for use by all applications, rather than providing tabs on an application-by-application basis

L #6,891,551
using handles to change the size of selection areas for selected text

L #6,957,233
storing and displaying of annotations of text which is not modifiable

slashdot coverage:
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George R [PersonRank 10]

7 years ago #

Groklaw has more about the MS vs B&N case. B&N has filed a 45 page supplemental notice of prior art.

Itworld has an overview. Groklaw has more detailed coverage.
itworld.com/mobile-wireless/22 ...
groklaw.net/article.php?story= ...

The above Groklaw story has incorporates the text from the prior art notice. The notice is also available as a pdf.

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slashdot coverage:
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