Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen has re-filed his patent infringement lawsuit against against some of the biggest companies on the web for patent infringement. Allen first filed the lawsuit in late August, but it was dismissed on Dec. 10 as being too vague. The district court judge gave Allen until today, December 28, to refile. U.S. District Court Judge Marsha Pechman told Allen he had until Dec. 28 to file an amended suit.
Just meeting the deadline, Allen filed an expanded version of the original suit with more details of how the companies allegedly infringed. The filing also includes 40 exhibits, many of which are screenshots of Web sites with modules highlighted.
Defendants named in the suit are Apple, Google, Facebook, eBay, AOL, Netflix, Yahoo, Google’s YouTube, OfficeMax, Office Depot and Staples.
Here’s the amended filing: