Tuesday, October 14, 2003


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Telecom.paper: "Your One-Stop Source for Telecoms Information!": "E-Data sues Microsoft, Tiscali, OD2 for violating patents 12:14 Tuesday October 14, 2003, Telecom.paper
E-Data Corporation (OTC Bulletin Board: EDTA) announced that it has commenced litigation and is seeking an injunction against Microsoft Deutschland GmbH, a subsidiary of Microsoft Corporation, Tiscali GmbH, a subsidiary of Tiscali S.p.A, and On Demand Distribution GmbH (OD2) in Germany (Court of Mannheim, Germany: 7 O 353/03) for infringing upon its European patent EP 0 195 098 B-1, also known as ’the Freeny patent.’ The OD2 platform enables Tiscali Music Club customers to download individual music tracks for a fee using Microsoft’s Windows Media Player and Digital Rights Management technology.

Bert Brodsky, chairman of E-Data Corporation stated, ’Microsoft, Tiscali, and On Demand Distribution are in blatant violation of our patents by jointly enabling consumers across Europe the ability to download music tracks. The Freeny patent covers the downloading and recording of information, such as music, from a computer onto a tangible object, such as CDs, DVDs and MP3 players. As a result, we are seeking an injunction to prevent further violation of our intellectual property.’ "

Anyone else want to sue Microsoft? Hey, kids! Be the first on YOUR block to sue Microsoft! It's a wonder that anyone gets ANYTHING done these days...

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