Microsoft loses U.S. Supreme Court patent case against i4i

Jos

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Microsoft has lost its appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court in a long running legal battle against i4i, the small Canadian company that sued them claiming willful infringement of its…

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Leeky

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A drop in the well, when compared to its real profits. I bet having to temporarily remove Office from its shelves (read online store) hit them harder!
 

TJGeezer

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I wonder if they could lower the bar when fighting off patent trolls while keeping the standards high for actual tech companies. I vaguely recall seeing a recommendation that patents not applied *by the holder* in actual technology for a period of five years fall automatically into the public domain. That'd end trolling, seems to me, or at least make buying up idle patents on the chance someone will rediscover and apply the tech a much less attractive prospect to the parasites.