"Windows 7 breached my patents" -

Microsoft is being sued in a US district court with the plaintiff alleging that two of its patents have been infringed.

The case is being brought by a company called VirnetX Inc and it alleges that Microsoft has infringed patent numbers 6,502,135 and 7,188,180.

The first patent, called Agile network protocol for secure communications with assured availability was granted at the end of December 2002. It's alleged that Microsoft breaches the patent in both Windows 7and Windows Server 2008.

The second patent, called Method for establish secure communication link between computers of a virtual private network, is more recent and was granted on March the 6th, 2007.

Again, it's alleged that both Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 breach this patent.

VirnetX is asking for a jury trial and damages if the court finds that the patents have indeed been breached.