Microsoft, another lawsuit filed.
06/29/2001 3:30:27 AM MST Albuquerque, Nm
By Dustin D. Brand; Owner AMO
Intertrust Tech. expanded it's April 26 lawsuit against Microsoft.
INTERTRUST TECHNOLOGIES said Thursday that it has expanded its patent infringement lawsuit against Microsoft and has asked the court to issue an injunction preventing the release of Windows XP. Microsoft is set to release Windows XP on October 25th of this year.
InterTrust amended their complaint against Microsoft in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, which alleges that Microsoft infringed on a U.S. patent issued to InterTrust this Wednesday. InterTrust has also requested an injunction to halt the sale of Microsoft products, including Windows ME and Windows XP.
InterTrust alleges that Microsoft's Windows Media Player and other products implement a variety of rights management functions that infringe on a patent issued to InterTrust in February of this year. Digital rights management technology is widespread and is used to protect proprietary data such as digital music files, or any other digital media.
This amended complaint adds that their patent issued this Wednesday, which InterTrust originally filed for consideration in 1995, includes claims relating to the secure transfer of digital files as permitted by rights management rules, InterTrust said in a statement.
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