LAWSUIT AGAINST MICROSOFT OVER WINDOWS 8 FEATURES

SurfCast, a small technology firm based out of Portland, has filed the complaint in a US District Court in Portland asking for unspecified damages. SurfCast has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Microsoft over the use of ‘live tiles’ feature included in its latest operating system Windows 8.

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SURFCAST CLAIMS

According to SurfCast, Microsoft is using the “live tiles” feature, which was developed by the company way back. In the official complaint as part of the lawsuit, SurfCast has claimed that the Microsoft is using components known as “live tiles”, which are the rectangular icons linked to websites, apps and other items, and those were developed by SurfCast in the early 1990s.

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MICROSOFT’S REACTION AGAINST THE LAWSUIT

Microsoft looks fairly confident against the lawsuit filed by SurfCast against it. Microsoft officials also claim that they have enough proofs and substance to evade any lawsuit and prove that Microsoft has not infringed any patent’s of SurfCast. Microsoft certainly seems to be undeterred by the lawsuit and says it will certainly come clean!