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Microsoft K.O.!

April 11, 2010

Microsoft was in court again over a patent infringement case. This time the plaintiff was a company located in Toronto, Canada. Infrastructures for Information Corporation (i4i), took Microsoft to the court on an infringement charge over an XML patent in Word. The “Custom XML” term used by Microsoft is another name for “XML Data Store” – a file added to a MS Office document – is similar to the technology patented by i4i on June 2, 1994; “U.S. Patent № 5,787,449“. In a hearing which lasted only eight days Microsoft ended up paying $200 million, and an injunction against the inclusion of custom XML features in Word. 

Source: Milan Kupcevic website. Read the full Post.