Microsoft banned from selling Word

16 August 2009

A Texas district court has ruled in a patent infringement case against Microsoft Corp. in favour of Canadian software firm i4i Ltd and filed an injunction preventing the software giant from selling the 2003 and 2007 versions of Word, Reuters has reported. The court has also ruled that Microsoft would have to pay more than $290m in damages to i4i, which makes software for manipulating documents, for infringing the patent. The patent relates to XML, or extensible markup language, which is used to manipulate a document's content and architecture separately. Microsoft has said it plans to appeal the verdict.

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