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Paul Allen Still Claiming He Invented Algorithms That Run The Internet

Paul Allen, co-founder of Microsoft, has renewed his attacks on some of the Web's biggest companies, alleging in a lawsuit that they are guilty of infringing patents on technology created by Interval Research, a Palo Alto, Calif.-based venture which Allen and Xerox veteran David Liddle launched in 1992 and closed in 2000.

A suit filed against Apple, Google, Facebook, eBay, AOL, Netflix, Yahoo, YouTube, OfficeMax, Office Depot and Staples by Allen earlier this year was rejected as "too vague" by a judge, who gave Allen until Dec. 28 to amend it, according to The Seattle Times. "Just meeting the deadline, Allen filed an expanded version of the original suit with more details of how the companies allegedly infringed," writes The Times. "The filing also includes 40 exhibits, many of which are screenshots of Web sites with modules highlighted."



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