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Microsoft: Word patent ruling, injunction 'miscarriage of justice'
Written by Daniel   
Thursday, 27 August 2009 11:39

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By Gregg Keizer
August 26, 2009 02:24 PM ET

Computerworld - Microsoft Corp.'s lawyers late yesterday said the verdict that awarded a Canadian developer nearly $300 million in damages and resulted in an impending ban on sales of the company's popular Word software was a "miscarriage of justice."

In a brief filed with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, Microsoft asked the three-judge panel to overthrow a Texas court's verdict and quash the injunction that prohibits the company from selling current versions of Word 2003 and Word 2007 in the U.S. after Oct. 10.

Software development company i4i Inc., which first accused Microsoft of patent infringement in 2007, wasted no time in firing back. [Comments...]
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