Rechter verbiedt netwerksoftware MS Longhorn
De rechtbank in San Francisco heeft Microsoft verboden ‘haar’ TCP/IP offload netwerksoftware op de markt te brengen.
“Alacritech claims it discussed its technology with Microsoft in 1998 and that Microsoft subsequently cut off communication with the company. In May 2003 Microsoft demonstrated a technology it called “Chimney” that Alacritech said was similar to its own intellectual property. Alacritech offered Microsoft a license, but Microsoft rejected Alacritech’s terms, and in Aug. 2004, Alacritech filed suit claiming patent infringement.”