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Judge Dismisses Allen's Massive Patent Lawsuit

Paul Allen's patent-infringement lawsuit against some of the biggest names in the tech industry was dealt a setback at the hands of a federal judge, who on Friday ruled that the charges aren't specific enough.

At the same time, Allen, who charged iconic companies such as Google, AOL, Facebook and Yahoo with patent infringement, is permitted to refile his lawsuit under the judge's order. Datamation has the latest with Allen's patent infringement suit.

The federal judge in Paul Allen's patent lawsuit against eight major technology companies and three office supply firms told the plaintiff's lawyers Friday that the charges aren't specific enough -- and dismissed the case.

While Federal District Judge Marsha J. Pechman of the U.S. District Court of the Western District of Washington in Seattle rejected the suit by Allen-owned Interval Licensing LLC, she left room for the firm to refile the case, soon.

Read the full story at Datamation:
Judge Tells Microsoft Co-founder to Refile Suit