Word silenced? Microsoft must stop selling a core product

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According to the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, a federal judge has ordered Microsoft to stop selling Word products that “that have the capability of opening .XML, .DOCX or DOCM files (XML files) containing custom XML.”

word2003_iconThat’s, like, all of them, as Lifehacker points out.

The injunction takes effect in October. Microsoft will appeal the order and the $290 million in damages awarded to i4i, a Canadian firm that holds a patent on a method for reading XML.

Microsoft today announced that its Office applications — which include Word — would be made available on Nokia mobile phones. How will the court ruling affect that alliance?

The computing giant recently scored a major victory by persuading Yahoo to surrender control of the Internet’s second most popular search engine and help it take on Google.

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UPDATE: Microsoft can continue selling Word as it appeals the patent ruling, a court said Sept. 3.


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