Microsoft claims that WordPerfect's popularity in the market had already started to decline before it was bought by Novell and that the statue of limitations had already expired over Novell's claims regarding WordPerfect.
Motz said, however, that Novell could still seek damages even though it no longer owns and operates WordPerfect. WordPerfect is currently owned and developed by Corel Corp., another long-time Microsoft rival.
Novell contends that WordPerfect and Quattro Pro had a combined value of $1 billion when it owned those products, but that it ended up selling those business to Corel in 1996 for $170 million.
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