Supreme Court Hears Microsoft-AT&T Patent Case

U.S. Supreme Court justices expressed doubts about whether Microsoft Corp. should be liable for infringing AT&T Inc. patents in Windows software sold overseas, a case that could determine the reach of American patents in foreign markets. Hearing arguments in the case, the justices sharply questioned AT&T's assertion that software code could be deemed a "component" of a computer, which would make overseas sales of the software an infringement under U.S. patent law.

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