Microsoft Overturn Word Ban

"Microsoft has overturned a ban on selling it's Word software."

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Microsoft word ban to be lifted?
 
Microsoft has overturned a ban on it selling its flagship Word software, imposed after a patent dispute. The ban was set by a Texan court following a ruling that its use of formatting language XML in Word 2003 and 2005 infringed patents of the Canadian software compant i4i. Microsoft were told to pay $290m (£177m) in damages to i4i and told to stop sales of the versions of Word that used the format.
 
i4i's patent was filed in 1998 and outlines ways for "manipulating the architecture and the content of a document separately from each other" and invokes XML as a way to let people format text documents.
 
The ban on sales was due to come in to force in mid-October. Following the 12 August ruling Microsoft filed a request to stay the injunction and also asked for the case to be put on a fast track so its appeal could be heard quickly. Arguments in Microsoft's appeal against the earlier ruling are due to be heard on 23 September. "We are happy with the result and look forward to presenting our arguments on the main issues on September 23," said Kevin Kutz, a Microsoft spokesman, in a statement.
 
Good news then, Microsoft are allowed to sell Word now for a bit longer, with a more definate decision in the close future. Dicsuss in our Forums.
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27-08-2009, 12:28:24

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hey dude...

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