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Tuesday, 02 November 2010 12:27

Software outfit takes on Microsoft, SAP and Bamboo

Written by Nick Farell
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We invented  modules in a multi-module program
Big names in the software world Microsoft, SAP and Bamboo Solutions are being sued by a software outfit which claims it invented the idea of using modules in a multi-module program. The Virginia company claims that SAP's NetWeaver middleware stack, various Microsoft products and a Microsoft SharePoint project management tool sold by Bamboo Solutions use the method.

The complaint has been filed in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia by REC Software USA. REC president Stephen Pickett received a patent for the method in 1998. He claims that Windows 2000, Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista and Windows XP also infringe the patent.

REC wants  judgement barring the defendants from infringing on the patent as well as monetary damages. REC does not appear to have a website and was only incorporated in July.

Nick Farell

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+8 #1 Jaberwocky 2010-11-02 18:03
If windows 2000 infringed the patent then why the hell have they waited till now to take it to court.I smell a fishing trip for Dosh by REC after some dodgy advice from a set of lawyers, who are also rubbing their hands at the thought of loads of money win or lose.
 
 
0 #2 valhar2000 2010-11-03 13:00
I hope the judge rips them a new one.

I also hope that Patent Law gets reformed from the ground up in the US, because right now it is completely messed up, but, then again, I might as well reach for the stars.
 

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