Microsoft Suing Over 9 Patent Disputes

Posted May 19, 2010

Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) is suing, inc. (NYSE:CRM) over the alleged infringement on nine patents. The lawsuit was filed at a federal court in Seattle. Microsoft is seeking monetary damages and temporary or permanent injunctions.

Microsoft is also seeking a jury trial and is asking that damages be tripled so that Salesforce would be ordered to pay legal fees.

“Microsoft has been a leader and innovator in the software industry for decades and continues to invest billions of dollars each year in bringing great software products and services to market,” stated Microsoft deputy general counsel Horacio Gutierrez. “We have a responsibility to our customers, partners, and shareholders to safeguard that investment, and therefore cannot stand idly by when others infringe our IP rights.”