Allen Refiles Patent Suit Against Tech Companies

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen has refiled a lawsuit against several major technology companies over claims of patent infringement. In his revised complaint, Allen alleges that 11 tech companies and retailers -- Apple, Google, Facebook, Yahoo, AOL, YouTube, eBay, Netflix, OfficeMax, Office Depot, and Staples -- are violating patents granted to him when he headed Interval Research, a small R&D firm that he started in 1992 and ran until it went out of business in 2000.