Microsoft Co-Founder Paul Allen Sues 11 Companies Over Patents Associated with Web Search and E-Commerce

Apple, Google, YouTube, Facebook, NetFlix and AOL are just some of the big-name companies involved in the patent lawsuit brought about by Microsoft Co-Founder Paul Allen. Allen and his company, Interval Licensing LLC.,  alledges that those companies violated 4 different patents associated with Web Search and E-Commerce.

  • United States Patent No. 6,263,507 issued for an invention entitled “Browser for Use in Navigating a Body of Information, With Particular Application to Browsing Information Represented By Audiovisual Data.”
  • United States Patent No. 6,034,652 issued for an invention entitled “Attention Manager for Occupying the Peripheral Attention of a Person in the Vicinity of a Display Device.”
  • United States Patent No. 6,788,314 issued for an invention entitled “Attention Manager for Occupying the Peripheral Attention of a Person in the Vicinity of a Display Device.”
  • United States Patent No. 6,757,682 issued for an invention entitled “Alerting Users to Items of Current Interest.”

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