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Co-founder of Microsoft sues tech giants

Washington Post - Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen lobbed a patent violation lawsuit at some of Silicon Valley's most prominent companies on Friday, accusing them of using ideas hatched at one of his former businesses. Allen's now-defunct company, Interval Licensing, is suing Apple, Google, Facebook, Yahoo and seven other firms, accusing them of infringing on four of its patents related to Internet search and e-commerce. According to the suit, Interval is asking for an injunction against the companies to prevent further infringement.