Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 4th Sep 2009 16:44 UTC
Legal Microsoft has been granted a stay of a landmark injunction in a patent infringement case that would have required the software giant to stop selling its popular Word in its current form by next month. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit on Thursday granted Microsoft's motion for a stay, pending appeal, of an injunction issued in August by a federal judge that bars sales of Word that include a custom XML code found to infringe on patents held by i4i - the plaintiff.
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RE: Hardly Unexpected
by Eddyspeeder on Sun 6th Sep 2009 14:07 UTC in reply to "Hardly Unexpected"
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This is hardly unexpected... or unreasonable. I don't remember the figure off the top of my head but I believe that Microsoft would have significant difficulty staying afloat if all their Office revenue dried up over night.

That were pretty much my thoughts in response to the article on the court ruling. To quote an excerpt from that comment:

It's Office(!); think of the economic damages, not only for Microsoft (which may end up outweighing the settlement), but for any company or individual around the globe using Office.

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