“Microsoft Corp., the world’s biggest maker of computer software, won a ruling that throws out a $388 million jury verdict over a patent on software used to deter piracy.   U.S. District Judge William Smith in Providence, Rhode Island, yesterday [September 29, 2009] vacated the April verdict.  The jury had found that Microsoft violated a patent owned by Uniloc Singapore Private Ltd. and Uniloc USA Inc., which claimed Microsoft wrongfully used their security technology to earn billions of dollars.”