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Microsoft Allowed to Continue Selling Word for Now

In 2006 Microsoft was sued by i4i, who claimed that it was infringing on a patent it owns. In May of this year, Microsoft was ordered to pay $200 million to i4i and to stop selling the current version of Word, which includes an XML code that infringes on i4i’s patent, by 10 October 2009.

Microsoft has now been granted a stay in the case by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, allowing it to continue selling the current version of Word during the appeal process. In its appeal, Microsoft claims that the judge made procedural errors. The case will be reviewed by the Federal Circuit Court of Appeal on 23 September.

[via CNET]

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