Appeals Court Revives Patent Suit Against Microsoft

CNN Money Reports: "Reviving a $500 million patent lawsuit against Microsoft Corp. (MSFT), a federal appeals court ruled Friday that a trial judge was too quick to throw out claims alleging that the software giant infringed six patents related to digital imaging.

The patents, which claim certain printing and computer display technologies, are owned by Research Corporation Technologies Inc., a not-for-profit technology company based in Tucson, Ariz.

The company sued Microsoft in 2001, arguing that the printer commands in Microsoft Windows and other Microsoft products infringed the patents.

An attorney for RCT said Friday that the company is seeking "in excess" of $ 500 million in damages."

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