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Microsoft Found Guilty of Patent Infringement

A Texas U.S. district court ruled in favor of i4i Ltd in a patent dispute against Microsoft. i4i was awarded more than $290 million in damages. Microsoft was issued an injunction preventing them from selling versions of Word.

The patent being ruled on relates to the use of XML (extensible markup language) in the 2003 and 2007 versions of Microsoft Word. The injunction takes effect in 60 days.

“These filings are not unusual in patent cases,” said Kevin Kutz, Microsoft spokesman. “We believe the evidence clearly demonstrates that we do not infringe and that the i4i patent is invalid.”

Microsoft filed a motion to stay the injunction.

One Response to “Microsoft Found Guilty of Patent Infringement”

  1. squid

    Nice interesting post, a good read, thanks.

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