Courts, Patents, XML, and Microsoft

26 08 2009

Court Blocks Microsoft Word Sales in U.S. | News | The Mac Observer

According to i4i’s suit, the company owns a patent that saves users from having to embed command codes in their documents to control text formatting, and Microsoft’s XML formatting feature infringes on that. The patent in question, number 5,787,499, describes a system that removes the need for individual, manually embedded command codes to control text formatting in electronic documents.


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