Barney's Blog

Blog archive

Supreme Court Treated Like Small Claims

Microsoft has lost, lost again and lost once more in its patent dispute with i4i over how Word implements XML. Microsoft has already removed the offending code, but the company just doesn't like to lose. Now it appears it will be appealing this puppy all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court.

As I understand it, the Supreme Court is not all compelled to hear the case, and I'd argue there are a number of things more important for the court to consider than a patent suit -- which is already basically resolved.

Should these justices give this appeal the time of day, and if not, what is the most important issue they should deal with? Legal advice welcome at [email protected]

Posted by Doug Barney on August 09, 2010 at 11:53 AM


Featured

  • Microsoft In Talks To Acquire TikTok

    A deal between Microsoft and Beijing-based ByteDance is in the works that would have Microsoft acquiring some of ByteDance's holdings in the TikTok social media service.

  • Some Cortana Features Ending as Part of Microsoft 365 Shift

    Microsoft may be promoting Cortana more as a Microsoft 365 business perk, but the digital assistant will soon see several of its capabilities falling out of support.

  • 2020 Microsoft Conference Calendar: For Partners, IT Pros and Developers

    Here's your guide to all the IT training sessions, partner meet-ups and annual Microsoft conferences you won't want to miss. (Now updated with COVID-19-related event changes.)

  • Tasks in Teams Starts Rolling Out to Some Microsoft 365 Users

    Tasks in Teams, which pulls together information from Microsoft task-creation apps like Planner and To Do, has started rolling out to "a small group" of Microsoft 365 users.

RCP Update

Sign up for our newsletter.

Terms and Privacy Policy consent

I agree to this site's Privacy Policy.