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Microsoft Loses Appeal Over Word Patent

Microsoft has lost an appeal in a patent case over Microsoft Word. A U.S. court of appeals upheld a jury verdict against the company for infringing on a patent held by Toronto’s i4i.

Microsoft lost the case to a tune of $290 million. Reuters reports:

Microsoft Hit With Patent Infringement
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A Texas federal jury has ordered Microsoft to pay $200 million to a Canadian company for patent infringement.

"We’re very pleased," said Karen Heater, president of Toronto-based i4i, which said Microsoft had violated a patent held by her company in its Word processing programs.

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