August 12, 2009

Microsoft Banned Over Word!


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A Texas judge rules out on Tuesday that Microsoft will not be able to sell Word in their package in the United States. No more Word in the United States bought a heavy deal of surprise for the Americans. Toronto's i4i Inc. won the case against Microsoft on the company's XML patents. This will have a capability of openting .XML, .DOCX files with XML capability on them.

Here is the quoted injunction:

Microsoft Corporation is hereby permanently enjoined from performing the following actions with Microsoft Word 2003, Microsoft Word 2007, and Microsoft Word products not more than colorably different from Microsoft Word 2003 or Microsoft Word 2007 (collectively “Infringing and Future Word Products”) during the term of U.S. Patent No. 5,787,449:

1. selling, offering to sell, and/or importing in or into the United States any
Infringing and Future Word Products that have the capability of opening a .XML,
.DOCX, or .DOCM file (“an XML file”) containing custom XML;

2. using any Infringing and Future Word Products to open an XML file
containing custom XML;

3. instructing or encouraging anyone to use any Infringing and Future Word
Products to open an XML file containing custom XML;

4. providing support or assistance to anyone that describes how to use any infringing and Future Word Products to open an XML file containing custom XML;

and

5. testing, demonstrating, or marketing the ability of the Infringing and Future
Word Products to open an XML file containing custom XML.

This injunction does not apply to any of the above actions wherein the Infringing and Future Word Products open an XML file as plain text.


But Microsoft will not pull of Word from their package in the market. It will appeal said Microsoft. i4i which sells XML products  will be making that company more reliant. It is also said maybe Microsoft will be signing a big check.

Mashable posted this news in their site here

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2 comments:

  1. betty@geothermalquest.netAugust 13, 2009 at 5:15 PM

    way to use your mind-good job!Betty

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  2. Thank you for the comment

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