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

By Jos · 6 replies
Jun 10, 2011
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  1. 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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  2. Zecias

    Zecias TS Booster Posts: 202

    lol M$ got owned
  3. Xclusiveitalian

    Xclusiveitalian TS Evangelist Posts: 714   +75

    What exactly was removed from MS word?
  4. Nchalada

    Nchalada TS Member

    XML tagging of some sort in saved documents, from what I understand of the article
  5. Leeky

    Leeky TS Evangelist Posts: 3,797   +117

    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!
  6. TJGeezer

    TJGeezer TS Enthusiast Posts: 385   +10

    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.
  7. Badfinger

    Badfinger TS Rookie Posts: 155

    The world should just migrate to Open Office.

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