Microsoft loses patent battle with Canada’s i4i
i4i claimed Microsoft Word infringed a patented method for editing documents. Photograph: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images
Microsoft has lost an appeal to the US supreme court over a $290m (£178m) award made against it in a patent dispute with the Canadian company i4i, which claimed a version of Microsoft Word infringed a patented method for editing documents.
The decision means companies challenging patents being used in court battles will have to provide convincing proof that a patent is invalid if they want to have it set aside. Microsoft had sought to weaken the level of proof needed.. Read More [via guardian]
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