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Mozilla Foundation Sues Microsoft Over Tabbed Browsing 149

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According to the german tech-site, 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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