Microsoft Co-Founder Infringment Case Dismissed By Judge

A patent infringement lawsuit, filed by a company linked to former Microsoft executive Paul Allen against a host of technology giants, has been dismissed by a US district court judge.

According to Reuters, the court found that Interval Licensing had not detailed the specific products and devices that were purported to be infringing on its patents.

The lawsuit, which was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington, accused Google's YouTube, Apple, AOL, Staples, eBay, Facebook, Netflix, Office Depot, OfficeMax and Yahoo. The company had demanded damages and asked the court to ban the companies from offering products that infringed on the patents.

The court has allowed Interval Licensing to refile the lawsuit and has asked it to detail the technologies were using its patents without permission or license.

According to The Wall Street Journal, Interval Licensing are planning to refile the case as soon as possible.