Microsoft can’t Sell MS Word in USA

This Tuesday a Texas court ruled that Microsoft can no longer sell Microsoft Word in USA because of a patent infringement (U.S. Patent No. 5,787,449). Canadian based company i4i accused Microsoft of willingly violating this patent on a method for reading XML. Microsoft was found guilty and ruled to pay $240 millions, plus other fines for each day before the final judgment. Moreover, they can’t sell Word versions that break the patent.

You can read more about this here and here.

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