Mealey's IP/Tech - Microsoft Wins Dismissal Of California Unfair Competition Claim

Mealey's IP/Tech - Microsoft Wins Dismissal Of California Unfair Competition Claim

SAN FRANCISCO - Allegations by an inventor that Microsoft Corp. violated California's unfair competition law, Business and Professions Code Section 17200 (UCL), when it "deliberately" encouraged others to infringe his patent and "obstructed and unfairly competed with" his business were dismissed by a California federal judge on May 23 as preempted by the Patent Act (Antonio Medina v. Microsoft Corp. et al., No. 14-143, N.D. Calif.).

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