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Complaint for Patent Infringement
Civil Action No. 2:10-cv-00825; no judge yet assigned.
Filed on May 18, 2010 in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington;

Plaintiffs

v.
Microsoft Corporation [Nasdaq: MSFT]
MICROSOFT CORP; Perth, WA
T. Andrew Culbert
David E. Killough

Patents in case

  • 5,644,737: “Method and system for stacking toolbars in a computer display” by Tuniman et. al. and assigned to Microsoft Corporation. Prosecuted by Anderson; Ronald M.. Includes 33 claims (2 indep.). Was application 08/466,611. Filed 6/6/1995 & Granted 7/1/1997.
  • 6,122,558: “Aggregation of system settings into objects” by Barnes et. al. and assigned to Microsoft Corporation. Prosecuted by Banner & Witcoff, Ltd.. Includes 42 claims (11 indep.). Was application 08/935,158. Filed 9/22/1997 & Granted 9/19/2000.
  • 5,941,947: “System and method for controlling access to data entities in a computer network” by Brown et. al. and assigned to Microsoft Corporation. Prosecuted by Leydig, Voit & Mayer, Ltd.. Includes 66 claims (7 indep.). Was application 08/516,573. Filed 8/18/1995 & Granted 8/24/1999.
  • 6,281,879: “Timing and velocity control for displaying graphical information” by Graham and assigned to Microsoft Corporation. Prosecuted by Merchant & Gould, P.C.. Includes 9 claims (2 indep.). Was application 08/873,855. Filed 6/12/1997 & Granted 8/28/2001.
  • 6,542,164: “Timing and velocity control for displaying graphical information” by Graham and assigned to Microsoft Corporation. Prosecuted by Merchant & Gould P.C.. Includes 30 claims (4 indep.). Was application 09/879,479. Filed 6/12/2001 & Granted 4/1/2003.
  • 5,742,768: “System and method for providing and displaying a web page having an embedded menu” by Gennaro et. al. and assigned to Silicon Graphics, Inc.. Prosecuted by Baker & Botts, L.L.P.. Includes 20 claims (3 indep.). Was application 08/680,836. Filed 7/16/1996 & Granted 4/21/1998.
  • 7,251,653: “Method and system for mapping between logical data and physical data” by Huang et. al. and assigned to Microsoft Corporation. Prosecuted by Perkins Coie LLP. Includes 27 claims (4 indep.). Was application 10/880,888. Filed 6/30/2004 & Granted 7/31/2007.
  • 6,263,352: “Automated web site creation using template driven generation of active server page applications” by Cohen and assigned to Microsoft Corporation. Prosecuted by Lee & Hayes, PLLC. Includes 17 claims (6 indep.). Was application 08/970,217. Filed 11/14/1997 & Granted 7/17/2001.

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