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US Supreme Court agrees to hear Microsoft appeal in Word patent case

November 30th, 2010        

US Supreme Court agrees to hear Microsoft appeal in Word patent case

It seemed like Microsoft is always in battle, in and out of court. It’s been quite a few months since we last hear of any major developments in Microsoft’s patent battle with Toronto-based i4i Inc. over Microsoft Word. Now, The Wall Street Journal reports that the US Supreme Court has today agreed to hear Microsoft’s appeal in the case that dealt it $290 million in damages and prevented it from selling versions of Word that contained the allegedly infringing technology. This case actually comes down to the basis of legal standard for determining the validity of a patent. What’s the use of a patent if it cannot protect the creator? Anyway, this will still continue to be a long case, as the court is expected to hear the case sometime next year.

SOURCE via Wall Street Journal

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