Judge orders Microsoft to stop selling MS Word

There has been a lot of fuss about MS Word 2003 and 2007 and their support for a MS file format that uses XML, since a Canadian company, i4i, is claiming this is infringing on patents that they hold. In May a court case ordered Microsoft to pay $200million to i4i for the patent infringement.

In this latest twist in a ruling on Tuesday, a new court order “requires Microsoft to comply with the injunction within 60 days and forbids Microsoft from testing, demonstrating, or marketing Word products containing the contested XML feature”. Wow. Have to see how this one works out.

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