Paul Allen Refiles Patent Case VS Apple, Google, Etc.

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He is not giving up.

In spite it being shot down by a court recently for lack of merit, Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen has decided to file again his patent case against big names in the industry.

His patent case names AOL, Apple, eBay, Facebook, Google, NetFlix, Office Depot, OfficeMax, Staples, Yahoo, and YouTube as defendants.

The case which was dismissed by a judge because it was “vague” claimed that the 11 companies named in the suit violated the following patents:

  • United States Patent No. 6,034,652 issued for an invention entitled “Attention Manager for Occupying the Peripheral Attention of a Person in the Vicinity of a Display Device.”
  • United States Patent No. 6,263,507 issued for an invention entitled “Browser for Use in Navigating a Body of Information, With Particular Application to Browsing Information Represented By Audiovisual Data.”
  • United States Patent No. 6,757,682 issued for an invention entitled “Alerting Users to Items of Current Interest.”
  • United States Patent No. 6,788,314 issued for an invention entitled “Attention Manager for Occupying the Peripheral Attention of a Person in the Vicinity of a Display Device.”

After the case was dismissed by the judge for failing to have “adequate factual detail to satisfy the dictates of Twombly and Iqbal”, Allen was given until Dec. 28 to appeal the decision.

The case’s named patents concern software and business processes in internet search and e-commerce.


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