InterTrust expands lawsuit against Microsoft

  07/25/2001 5:59:37 AM MDT Albuquerque, Nm
  By Dustin D. Brand; Owner AMO

InterTrust has yet again added to their lawsuit against Microsoft.
  On Tuesday, July 24, 2001 - InterTrust Technologies, a Santa Clara, CA Based company expanded their lawsuit against Microsoft seeking an injunction preventing the sale of Windows XP.

InterTrust is claiming that Microsoft is infringing upon a patent owned by InterTrust and issued in April relating to Digital Rights Management. InterTrust is now claiming as well, that the controversial Windows XP Authentication feature also infringes on their Patent.

InterTrust is seeking to stop the distribution of Windows XP, and they're not alone.

New York Senator Charles Schumer also asked Tuesday for an investigation into "anticompetitive" practices in Microsoft's forthcoming Windows XP operating system and urged the U.S. Department of Justice to make the cessation of such practices a condition of any settlement in the government's antitrust case against the company.

Microsoft has stated that they are not infringing on InterTrusts Patent, and that Windows XP is not anticompetitive.

Windows XP, in fact, actually allows the removal of the Internet Explorer Icons and Web Browser, as well as the users choice of running Windows Messenger, or Windows Media Player.

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