Billionaire Paul Allen, co-founder of Microsoft, filed suit Friday in federal court against 11 Internet search and e-commerce companies, including Apple, Google and Facebook, alleging that they are using technology developed at his now-shuttered California laboratory, Interval Research Corp. The suit lists alleged violations of four technology patents developed at Interval Research in the 1990s, which cover fundamental Web technologies. The suit does not estimate a damages amount.
Paul Allen Sues 11 Companies, Including Google and Apple, for Patent Infringement
August 30, 2010