Microsoft Win On Patents Reversed

from the more-patent-battles dept

Gary Potter writes “Seems that a federal court in California granted a Microsoft motion to invalidate two patents for an ergonomic keyboard. Microsoft argued their claims pre-dated those of TypeRight Keyboard Corp. Then, in a twist of events, the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in Washington DC said there was “genuine issue” with the credibility of a Microsoft witness. Bottom line, the invalidity judgment was improperly granted. Next step, trial and lots of billable hours by lawyers.” The article is pretty sketchy on details, but it certainly appears to imply that someone fudged the prior art proof.

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