Microsoft Files Patent Infringement Lawsuit Against Salesforce.com
Competition between Microsoft and Salesforce.com heated up Tuesday as Microsoft, maker of Dynamics CRM, filed a patent infringement lawsuit against the Software-as-a-Service CRM provider in U.S. District Court related to 9 Microsoft patents.
In a statement regarding the action, Microsoft's corporate vice president and general counsel Horacio Gutierrez said:
"Microsoft has been a leader and innovator in the software industry for decades and continues to invest billions of dollars each year in bringing great software products and services to market. We have a responsibility to our customers, partners, and shareholders to safeguard that investment, and therefore cannot stand idly by when others infringe our IP rights."