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Microsoft removes a patent from list of claims against Barnes & Noble

Microsoft removes a patent from list of claims against Barnes & Noble

Software giant Microsoft yesterday filed a motion the US International Trade Commission (ITC) to remove the so-called "522 patent" from the list of patents that it claims Barnes & Noble's Nook e-readers violates.

The patent withdrew by Microsoft covers the technique of showing tabs, for instance in a browser.

E-Reader prices drop

E-Reader prices drop

The move on Amazon’s part to reduce Kindle 2 prices and the release of a cheaper Nook by Barnes & Noble has affected E- Reader sales and now anyone who buys the Kobo e-reading device from Borders will get a fee $20 gift card.

Kindle and Nook see a dip in price

Kindle and Nook see a dip in price

Barnes & Noble has cut down the price of Nook e-book reader by $60, which has led to a price war situation in the e-reader market.

The Barnes & Noble Nook that came at a price tag of $259 (£175), is now available for $199 (£135). It was immediately followed by Amazon who slashed the list price for its popular Kindle device down from $259 to $189 (£128).

It is assumed that the introduction of Apple's iPad into the market has led to such a situation and since its release both the companies have witnessed a drop in price.