Monday, February 19, 2007

Microsoft v. AT&T oral argument coming soon

MSNBC/FT report on Microsoft v.AT&T: The Supreme Court will on Wednesday test the global reach of US patent law, in a case that could have big implications for new technology industries such as software and biotechnology. The case concerns whether Microsoft should be liable for damages overseas for infringing a software patent owned by AT&T for the manufacture of synthetic speech. It will test the extraterritorial application of US patent law in the information age at a time when courts around the world are struggling to apply national laws to increasingly globalised economic activity.

Although not explicitly mentioned in the MSNBC report, what is coming up is oral argument, not a decision.


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