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[News] Microsoft's Patent Violation Case Not Over Yet

  • Subject: [News] Microsoft's Patent Violation Case Not Over Yet
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 03 Jan 2010 01:54:07 +0000
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Updegrove: Microsoft, i4i Fight Not Quite Over

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| If neither of these options for review prove 
| successful, Updegrove suggests two ways this 
| "fight" will come to an end: First, i4i may 
| still be willing to settle "if the offer is 
| high enough." Or, if the version of Microsoft 
| Word sold on Jan. 11 does not meet i4i's 
| expectations in terms of non-infringement, 
| the case could be back in court.



How to sue Microsoft - and win

,----[ Quote ]
| Prepare your case. When it comes to taking
| on a company the size and stature of
| Microsoft, don't expect legal eagles to
| bang down your door.
| Instead, Owen says, "we assembled the
| [patent infringement] claim, the
| background and the history in an
| extraordinarily detailed, analytical way.
| We prepared the case as best we could
| independently before meeting with leading
| counsel and luminaries in the industry."
| Don't lose track of your day job. A much-
| ballyhooed, two-year legal battle against
| Microsoft can significantly distract
| employees and completely consume a
| company's top brass.


i4i tells its side of the story: Microsoft ruined our business


Another Reason To Use ODF

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| Fast forward to today, and we learn that a company called i4i has won a
| lawsuit against Microsoft because Microsoft's use of XML -- including
| OOXML -- infringes an i4i patent. Microsoft has to pay i4i $290 million, and
| stop selling Word 2003 and Word 2007. Presumably, any product supporting
| OOXML will need to pay royalties to i4i.
| Meanwhile, ODF does not violate the i4i patent. (i4i has "looked at
| OpenOffice and found it doesn't infringe on its patents." OpenOffice uses
| ODF.)
| If you want your documents to be widely accessible, and remain accessible,
| you should use Open Document Format.

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