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[2]: Hardly Unexpected
by mrhasbean on Fri 4th Sep 2009 22:15 UTC in reply to "RE: Hardly Unexpected"
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Most likely, there will be an out of court settlement where Microsoft gains rights to the patented technology for a single, undisclosed payment. Owner retains his company and gets a surge of capital and Microsoft is allowed to continue to sell Word.

Owner then goes on to sue every other company or entity using XML and retire off the proceeds of others hard work.

Ain't it a great society we've created...

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RE[3]: Hardly Unexpected
by TechGeek on Fri 4th Sep 2009 23:56 in reply to "RE[2]: Hardly Unexpected"
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Get off your soapbox. Microsoft knowingly stole their IP. And its not a patent on XML. Maybe it is obvious, but that is a different matter. Bad Troll! Bad!

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