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Microsoft stands accused of patent infringement
April 10, 2009, 6:32 am
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Microsoft is accused on infringing on a Chinese RSS patent

Microsoft is accused on infringing on a Chinese RSS patent

While Microsoft aggressively fights software piracy in China, the US conglomerate is also involved in an intellectual property right violation lawsuit with a Chinese company.

The software giant suffered a strike in late February when the State Intellectual Property Office rejected its invalidation appeal to the patent in the dispute.

Information on the State Intellectual Property Office’s website indicates that the patent in question covers “an XML-based RSS (Really Simple Syndication) information interactive processing approach”, which uses RSS to syndicate XML-based files from blogs, websites and other Internet platforms.

E-commerce platform provider CECIT developed the processing approach to use RSS in its trade portal Free Trade Fair in 2005.

The company said Microsoft uses an XML-based RSS information interactive processing approach in the software operating system Windows Vista, which has been popularly sold in China as a successor of Windows XP, without a license agreement.

The Xi’an Intermediate People’s Court accepted the case and held the first court hearing in October.

The case is still in the evidence-collecting phase.

Source: China Daily

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