Salesforce. com has accused and placed legal proceedings on Microsoft for patent violation, making a move in reaction to an intellectual property suit Redmond filed against the on-demand CRM, customer relationship management, vendor in the previous month.
A number of Microsoft products, which includes its .NET platform and SharePoint collaboration software, are in infringement of Salesforce. com patents, according to the complaint that was filed on Thursday in U. S. District Court for the District of Delaware.
Microsoft has deliberately breached Salesforce. com's intellectual property, the complaint adds.
Salesforce. com's authorized squad on the case comprise of, David Boies, who is known for his role of prosecuting the U. S. Government's antitrust case against Microsoft. Boies is also representing Oracle in its continuing intellectual-property suit against SAP.
In the meantime, Microsoft's former complaint against Salesforce. com places accusations that the Company's products breach on nine of its patents.
Salesforce. com's brash CEO, Marc Benioff, savaged Microsoft's action during a recent earnings call, which labelled the Company an alley thug and patent gnome.
But, Benioff as well said the argument is resolvable and essentially a no-impact circumstances, remarks that Salesforce. com's counter-complaint seems to bring a new light.
Benioff said that he was personally depressed over the issue, since he was expecting that solutions could be devised for the problem.