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Microsoft Hit With Windows 7 Patent Suit

Microsoft has once again found itself facing the business end of a patent infringement lawsuit -- this time, one targeting Windows 7 and Windows Sever 2008.

The plaintiff is VirnetX, who readers may remember from a previous patent infringement suit it filed against the software giant -- a separate case that actually saw Microsoft dealt a blow just earlier in the week. In that lawsuit, VirnetX had trained its crosshairs on Windows XP, Windows Vista, an a number of real-time messaging and collaboration software tools Microsoft solder under its Office brand. Now, however, it's gunning for newer prey. Datamation has the story.


It may seem like a déjà vu situation to Microsoft's legal team. The software giant lost an important patent infringement lawsuit early last week, but the winning parties weren't satisfied.

So on Wednesday, the plaintiff -- a small holding company called VirnetX from Scotts Valley, Calif. -- sued Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) again, for the same infringement. However, this time VirnetX is going after Microsoft for using the infringed patents in Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008, according to the plaintiff's filing in the new case.

Read the full story at Datamation:
Microsoft Sued Again After Infringement Verdict