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Judge Joseph J. Farnan, Jr. recently granted a motion filed by Defendant WebXchange Inc. (“WedXchange”) to dismiss the Complaint for Declaratory Judgment of Plaintiff Microsoft Corporation (“Microsoft”) because of lack of subject matter jurisdiction after concluding that no case or controversy existed between the parties sufficient to confer subject matter jurisdiction. I’ve attached a copy of the Court’s opinion (PDF).

By way of background, Microsoft filed its complaint seeking a declaratory judgment that its actions in connection with Microsoft MapPoint Web Services (“MapPoint”) and Microsoft Virtual Earth Web Services (“Virtual Earth”) did not infringe any of WebXchange’s patents-in-suit, and also, that the patents-in-suit were invalid and unenforceable.

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