May 24, 2018 / 10:37 PM / a year ago

Appeals court tosses anti-piracy patent case against Microsoft

A federal appeals court on Wednesday brought a likely end to a patent infringement case brought against Microsoft Corp by a small anti-piracy software company.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit upheld a lower court ruling that older versions of Microsoft’s Windows operating system and Office software did not infringe on a patent owned by ViaTech Technologies Inc relating to digital rights management technology.

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