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Microsoft co-founder launches patent attack

Eileen McDermott, New York

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen has sued 11 internet companies for infringing technology he claims was developed by his defunct patent research company

Allen - who co-founded Microsoft Corporation with Bill gates in 1975 - on Friday sued AOL, Apple, eBay, Facebook, Google, Netflix, Office Depot, OfficeMax, Staples, Yahoo! and YouTube in the US District Court for the Western District of Washington in Seattle.


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