Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 1st Apr 2010 21:51 UTC
Legal "Microsoft found its latest request for a multiple-judge review, in a long-running patent-infringement suit with Canadian tech firm i4i, rejected by a federal appeals court. Microsoft had asked for a panel of 11 judges to review its arguments in the case, in which i4i alleges that Microsoft Word 2003 and 2007 violate its custom XML-related patents. In August 2009, a federal judge in a U.S. District Court ordered Microsoft to pay $300 million and pull copies of Word 2003 and 2007 from store shelves within 90 days, a ruling that set off months of legal maneuvering."
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Sounds like the virtual desktop option in XFree86/ to make it seem that your desktop extends beyond the boundary of your monitor.
I think prior art may take this one down.

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mckill Member since:

i find MS's response to patents funny, they don't think it should apply to them unless they are the ones submitting a patent. and some of their recent patents seem to sometime be an exact clone of what open source has already done as mentioned up and the 'sudo' functionality from last year. yet they somehow claim it's slightly different.

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