ITWire: Microsoft prevails in startup acceleration case
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Date: 19 Nov 2007 16:39
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The jury invalidated the patent on the grounds that it was obvious and did not describe a new technology. Patent 5,933,630 was filed in June 1997, and describes a method of recording the files accessed while a program starts up, optimising the sequence and on subsequent launches moving all the required data into a RAM cache. Computer Acceleration Corporation was seeking $US2.50 for every copy of XP sold in the US, which could have totalled as much as $US900 million.
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