In light of patent violation by Microsoft, today US court has ordered the software giant to stop selling of MS word 2007. Earlier in June - 2009, i4i Inc, a Canadian software company, sued Microsoft for infringing on its patents. Patents were broadly related to encryption technology on which MS word was found to be infringing.
Now, suit has swung in favor of i4i, court has ordered defendant to pay $290 m before start selling its product.
But the happy news is, the much awaiting MS word 2010 does not contain the concept of i4i Inc and hence can be sell without fear of sue from i4i, Inc.
I believe, this lawsuit will act as catalyst and will force Microsoft to launch MS word 2010 before the schedule.
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