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Microsoft Gets Back Its FAT Patent In Germany

April 23rd, 2010 04:18 admin Leave a comment Go to comments

Dj writes to let us know that Microsoft has regained its FAT patent in Germany. (We discussed it 3 years ago when the German Federal Patent Tribunal ruled that Microsoft’s patent on the FAT file system, with short and long names, was not enforceable. “The [German] appeal court’s decision brings it into line with the US patent office’s assessment of the FAT patent. In early 2006, after lengthy deliberations, the latter confirmed the rights to protection conferred by [US] patent number 5,579,517, claiming that the development was new and inventive.”

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