US court tells Microsoft to stop selling Word The patent infringement suit involves Microsoft’s use of XML.
By Stuart Turton, 12 Aug 2009 at 12:22
Microsoft has been ordered to stop selling Microsoft Word in the US, after finding itself on the wrong end of patent infringement suit.
The US District Court for the Eastern District of Texas sided with technology company i4i, which alleged that Microsoft had willfully infringed a patent relating to the creation of custom XML documents.
The software giant has been ordered to stop selling Microsoft Word – the cornerstone of its Office suite – in its current form within 60 days.
For a list of the fines that MS is ordered to pay, see the entire article at: US court tells Microsoft to stop selling Word | IT PRO