Judge Marsha Pechman has granted motions to dismiss a Paul Allen patent infringement lawsuit. The Judge agreed with Google and AOL saying that the complaint not being clear. Paul Allen, former Microsoft Bill Gate’s partner file a lawsuit accusing 11 companies – of infringing on technology developed a decade ago by Interval Research Corp., a technology lab that Allen owned between 1992 and 2000.
If Allen want to refile an amended, it must be more clear and specific for the defendants to know on what they have to defend on..
Plaintiff’s complaint does not satisfy Rule 8 or Form 18 because Plaintiff has failed to identify the infringing products or devices with any specificity. The Court and Defendants are left to guess what devices infringe on the four patents. … These allegations are insufficient to put Defendants on “notice as to what [they] must defend.” McZeal, 501 F.3d at 1357…
Despite all of it, Allen’s team said it would meet the deadline and called the judge’s ruling a “procedural issue.” WSJ
Company Included in the lawsuit:
1. Apple Inc. 8. OfficeMax Inc.
2. Google Inc. 9. Staples Inc.
3. Facebook Inc. 10. Yahoo Inc.
4. AOL Inc. 11. YouTube.
5. eBay Inc.
6. Netflix Inc.
7. Office Depot Inc.
Thats the whole web! Can you imagine if Allen win this lawsuit? Whats he gonna get? He will control the whole world. But, who knows maybe he is in the right side, but maybe, it is too late..
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