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A patent loss in a German court may lead to trouble for Microsoft's Android strategy.

From ZDNet:
The Bundespatentgericht (Federal Patent Court of Germany) has ruled that that Microsoft's European Union (EU) patent EP0618540 for its File Allocation Table (FAT) or "common name space for long and short filenames" is entirely invalid.

While Microsoft is expected to appeal this decision, it will be months before it appears in front of the next court. In the meantime, one of Microsoft main Android patent weapons has been rendered harmless for now in the EU.
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