"A company owned by Paul Allen, the billionaire investor and
Microsoft cofounder, has reintroduced a patent-infringement lawsuit
against some of the nation's biggest Internet companies, including
Google and Apple.
"The renewed filing, which names Allen's Interval Licensing as
the plaintiff, comes in response to a federal judge's decision
earlier this month to dismiss the original complaint, saying that
the charges described were too vague.
"Judge Marsha Pechman of the U.S. District Court for the Western
District of Washington had set Dec. 28 as a deadline for refiling