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Kagan on the Microsoft Case?

If Elena Kagan is confirmed for the Supreme Court, she may have a say in the future of Microsoft Word.

In case you hadn't heard, software company i4i sued Microsoft claiming Word violated an i4i XML patent. i4i won, Microsoft appealed and i4i won again. Now the patent is fully substantiated by the U.S. Patent Office.

You'd think Microsoft has nowhere to turn, especially since it already stripped the offending code from Word. But no, Microsoft is considering taking this puppy all the way to the Supreme Court. Kagan better start reading up an XML and metacode maps!

Should Microsoft keep pushing, or put its lawyers to a different use? You tell me at dbarney@redmondmag.com.

Posted by Doug Barney on May 14, 2010 at 11:53 AM


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