Microsoft Word sales banned

source: Fin24
Dec 22 2009 21:32

Seattle – A federal appeals court ordered Microsoft Corp. to stop selling its Word program in January and pay a Canadian software company $290m for violating a patent, upholding the judgment of a lower court.

But people looking to buy Word or Microsoft’s Office package in the US won’t have to go without the software. Microsoft said Tuesday it expects that new versions of the product, with the computer code in question removed, will be ready for sale when the injunction begins on January 11.

Toronto-based i4i Inc. sued Microsoft in 2007, saying it owned the technology behind a tool in the popular word processing program. The technology in question gives Word users an improved way to edit XML, or code that [continue reading]


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