Texas Judge Bars Microsoft from Selling Word
Go ahead and clean up the coffee you just spit all over your keyboard. WeÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ll wait. Back? OK. A judge and Texas as ruled that Microsoft WordÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s XML systems violate patents by Toronoto-based i4i Inc. Word uses XML in reading and writing XML, DOCX, and DOCM files.
The lawsuit alleges that MS violated i4iÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s 1998 XML patent #5,787,449. The injunction will go into effect in 60 days and prevent Microsoft (MSFT) from selling or demonstrating Microsoft Word. MS will have to pay i4i about $290 million in damages.
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