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April 23, 2007

Microsoft sued over .NET patent infringement

Posted by David Hunter at 1:06 PM ET.

Last week Microsoft was sued by Vertical Computer Systems of Fort Worth, Texas who alleges that Microsoft’s .NET Framework infringes

… on its Patent No. 6,826,744, for a “system and method for generating web sites in an arbitrary object framework.”

The patent is for Vertical’s SiteFlash technology, which utilizes XML (Extensible Markup Language) to create a component-based structure to build and efficiently operate Web sites, according to the company’s Web site. A Vertical spokesman could not be reached for comment.

The complaint says Microsoft is still willfully infringing on the patent despite Vertical having put Microsoft on notice about it on Feb. 7. Vertical is asking for a jury trial.

No comment yet from Microsoft. The Vertical web site has more details on SiteFlash.

Filed under Microsoft, Patent Lawsuits, Patents

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