Friday, September 15, 2006

Xbox runs into trouble

Paltalk Holdings Inc assignee of U.S. Patent # 5,822,523 and 6,226,686 (the PalTalk Patents) has filed a patent infringement lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas against Microsoft alleging that Microsoft Xbox and Xbox 360 through Xbox Live online gaming service infringes the PalTalk Patents under 35 U.S.C. § 271 (a) (direct infringement), § 271 (b) (induced infringement) and § 271 (b) (contributory infringement). PalTalk also contented that Microsoft’s infringing conduct is unlawful and willful under 35 U.S.C. § 285. PalTalk is also seeking damages including attorney fees and permanent injunction.

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