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Microsoft Rescues Word

Last year, Microsoft lost a patent infringement lawsuit to i4i, a company that owns an XML patent that Word violates. Microsoft has to pay i4i $290 million and take the offending Word off the market.

Not one to take the death of a 27-year-old product lightly, Microsoft has issued a patch that removes the specific XML function.

Meanwhile, Redmond's legal eagles plan to fight the ruling, and i4i promises to keep a close eye on Word.

Posted by Doug Barney on January 11, 2010 at 11:53 AM