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

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____/ Mark Kent on Sunday 03 Jan 2010 11:38 : \____

> Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> espoused:
>> Updegrove: Microsoft, i4i Fight Not Quite Over
>> ,----[ Quote ]
>>| 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.
>> `----
>> http://www.itbusinessedge.com/cm/blogs/bentley/updegrove-microsoft-i4i-fight-not-quite-over/?cs=38371
> Microsoft will do pretty much anything to retain Word in its present
> form - anything else is essentially giving up their monopoly power.

It's one of their very few products that are profitable and by far the most profitable.

It's also a tool for (up)selling Windows.

Without the office suite/Office monopoly (and OOXML), Microsoft is chopped liver.

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