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Now TomTom Sues Microsoft for Patent Infringement -- Guess Who Their Lawyers Are? MoFo!!!

Mar 23, 2009, 17:32 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Pamela Jones)

"What does it mean? It means TomTom intends to fight and fight hard. Microsoft always does that. So, it'll be a real dogfight. And we're probably going to get to see some fabulous lawyering on both sides. Not to make anybody nervous or anything, but it's exciting to see lawyers who really know what they are doing.

"Sidley Austin represents Microsoft. That's the firm where Michelle and Barack Obama met, if you recall, when he was a summer associate there. She did antitrust law there. He turned down an offer to work there. We're going to be seeing some really good lawyering. That will be the fun part. The hard part will be that they'll know a lot more than we do, and some of what happens may fly over our heads, but I'll do my best to find legal commentary for us for those parts.

"This dispute now has three fronts, actually, because Microsoft filed a complaint with the ITC, too. Here's a blog that specializes on ITC issues, the ITC Blog. Whew. Because I know very little about the ITC, except that I know it's not unusual to file there too when you file a patent infringement case. And I know you file there to ask that the ITC issue an order to ban importation of something that you allege infringes your patents, or for a cease and desist order."

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