Court orders Microsoft to pay Canadian software company i4i $200 million for patent infringement

“Microsoft Corp. was ordered by a U.S. court Wednesday to pay Canadian software company i4i Limited Partnership US$200 million for infringing on a patent over the way its popular Microsoft Word program handles documents,” The Canadian Press reports.

“Douglas Cawley, a lawyer for i4i, said that the company will now seek an injunction preventing Microsoft from continuing its infringement on the patent,” The Canadian Press reports.

“Toronto-based i4i LLP sued the world’s largest software maker last year over the way Word 2003 and Word 2007 customize XML, or ‘extensible markup language,’ which is used in encoding and displaying information,” The Canadian Press reports.

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