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Microsoft Resolves Patent Fight With BackWeb

Microsoft's patent lawyers have been working overtime lately. The software giant has reached an agreement to result an infringement suit brought by Israel-based BackWeb Technologies, the third patent suit the company has settled in the past month.

BackWeb had alleged that Microsoft infringed on its patented automatic-update technology, and has now secured a licensing arrangement in exchange for dropping the lawsuit. Datamation has the details.


Israel-based BackWeb Technologies announced Thursday that it has settled its patent dispute with Microsoft, the third patent suit that the software giant has quietly settled over the past month.

Tiny BackWeb, which develops communications solutions for enterprises, sued Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) in March of last year regarding the larger firm's infringement of four patents belonging to it. The company's suit claimed that Microsoft infringed the patents in its automatic update technologies.

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Microsoft Settles Patent Row with BackWeb