Cross-Language Search Patents Survive Alice Challenge, New Suit Against Microsoft Follows

  • July 31, 2016

Its patents-in-suit (6,604,1017,516,154) having survived a district court Alice challenge, Wi-LAN Inc. subsidiary Improved Search LLC has added a suit against Microsoft (1:16-cv-00650) to the first case in the campaign, filed in March 2015 against Verizon (AOL). The patents generally relate to returning search results (the ‘101 patent) and ads (the ‘154 patent) in a language different from the language of the query. Microsoft’s Bing Search and Bing Ads are the accused products.


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