Microsoft was asked to stop selling its popular word-processing software in the US last August by a Texan court, relating to a patent infringement case by Canadian company i4i.
i4i was claiming that the software giant was guilty of infringing patents – specifically that Microsoft “willingly violated” a 1998 patent regarding methods for reading XML.
Microsoft appealed against the Canadian company’s claim, but that appeal has now been turned down by the court.
David beats Goliath
i4i is claiming that its patent “prohibits Microsoft from selling or importing to the United [...]