More legal wrangles hit Microsoft

Stan won't need to buy a map to find the court house this time

Microsoft has been hit with yet another lawsuit. This time the writ has been issued by electronic mapping company Civix-DDI, which holds a number of technology patents in this market. Other parties hit by Civix-DDI's writ include AOL and Yahoo!, along with other companies offering mapping and mapping software over the Web. The writ was issued in the US District Court in Denver yesterday (28 January). It also cites Rand-McNally, Infoseek, Lycos and the Denver Post newspaper. A representative of Civix-DDI said: "We estimate that these infringing products have generated somewhere over $1 billion in revenues so far." The company said it is seeking an unspecified amount of damages. ®

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