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Mozilla Foundation Sues Microsoft Over Tabbed Browsing 149

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According to the german tech-site heise.de, the Mozilla Foundation is suing Microsoft over the use of tabbed browsing in Internet Explorer 7. The Mozilla Foundation owns the patent 5,160,296 through one of their developers (Solomon Katz, a former Opera dev) and has begun suing Microsoft in Mountainview, California. The Foundation wants that MS immediately ceases to distribute IE 7 and pays 1.4 Billion dollars in damages. Heise reports that Microsoft has issued no official response, but is contemplating to ship IE 7 NT (no tabs).
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Mozilla Foundation Sues Microsoft Over Tabbed Browsing

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  • Re:Boo Mozilla!!! (Score:0, Interesting)

    by Anonymous Coward on Sunday April 01, 2007 @05:35AM (#18565159)
    Don't jump the gun quite yet. It behooves us to see how Mozilla handles filing this claim, suspending judgement until we see whether it's in order or not. I know this might leave you hanging, but it's wiser just to keep tabs (Preferably new, improved non-porous plastic ones) on this affair.

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