December 24, 2009

TOUGH TIMES FOR THE CRIMINAL ENTERPRISE:

Microsoft Word deleted (United Press International, 12/23/09)

Microsoft lost its appeal Tuesday against a lower court ruling that it had infringed the patent of small Canadian software company i4i, proving that the fight is not always to the strong.

A three-judge federal appellate panel ordered the software giant to stop sales of its popular Word word processing program in its current form on Jan. 11 and to pay i4i $290 million.

"In this case, a small company was practicing its patent, only to suffer a loss of market share, brand recognition, and customer goodwill as the result of the defendant's infringing acts," the ruling said.


In case you ever wondered why Bill Gates stepped down.

Posted by Orrin Judd at December 24, 2009 8:25 AM
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