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Offline Forested665

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microsoft fined 200million
« on: May 21, 2009, 03:06:04 am »
source http://news.cnet.com/8301-13860_3-10245764-56.html?tag=newsEditorsPicksArea.0
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A federal jury in Tyler, Texas, on Wednesday ordered Microsoft to pay $200 million in a patent infringement case.
The jury ruled that the custom XML tagging features of Word 2003 and Word 2007 infringed on a patent from Toronto-based i4i.
A Microsoft representative said the company was "disappointed" by the verdict and would seek to have it reversed.
"We believe the evidence clearly demonstrated that we do not infringe and that the i4i patent is invalid," Microsoft spokesman David Bowermaster said in a statement. "We believe this award of damages is legally and factually unsupported, so we will ask the court to overturn the verdict."
Last month, in a separate infringement case brought by Uniloc, Microsoft was hit with a $388 million verdict. The company said it would appeal that order.
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Re: microsoft fined 200million
« Reply #1 on: May 21, 2009, 06:47:06 am »
Word is part of the MS office package, in 2007 that package alone made a profit of £10.84 billion, im sure a fine of £200m will really serve as a deterent to prevent further infringements, NOT!

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Re: microsoft fined 200million
« Reply #2 on: May 21, 2009, 10:11:16 am »
"We believe the evidence clearly demonstrated that we do not infringe and that the i4i patent is invalid,"

It seems the court disagreed with them.  :snore:

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