Microsoft Sues Web-based CRM Provider Salesforce for Patent Infringement

Andy Patrizio

Updated · May 20, 2010

Microsoft patents.

Details are scarce. Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) has not commented beyond the initial announcement of the suit. Horacio Gutierrez, corporate vice president and deputy general counsel of Intellectual Property and Licensing at Microsoft, said in a statement that his company “has been a leader and innovator in the software industry for decades and continues to invest billions of dollars each year in bringing great software products and services to market. We have a responsibility to our customers, partners, and shareholders to safeguard that investment, and therefore cannot stand idly by when others infringe our IP rights.”

Salesforce (NYSE: CRM) is not commenting.
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