Microsoft vs. InterTrust

By Deane Barker on July 25, 2003

Microsoft’s Patent Problem: Add this to our list of soap operas.

“Microsoft suffered utter defeat at a crucial pretrial hearing in what appears to be the highest-stakes patent litigation ever — one in which a tiny company called InterTrust Technologies claims that 85% of Microsoft’s entire product line infringes its digital security patents. … in her July 3 ruling, an Oakland judge resolved 33 of 33 disputed issues against Microsoft and rebuked the company’s lawyers for wasting her time by promising proof that never materialized — legal vaporware, in essence.”