Microsoft wins injunction to continue selling Word

 

Sales can go on until hearing, says court.

The US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has granted an injunction to Microsoft allowing the firm to continue to sell Word until the appeal against its case with i4i is resolved.

Microsoft was due to stop selling Word by court order next Friday but the injunction will mean that Microsoft and original equipment makers will still be able to sell the software.

Dell and HP had filed briefs supporting the extension allowing Microsoft to sell the application, saying that a ban would severely disrupt their businesses.

"We are happy with the result and look forward to presenting our arguments on the main issues on 23 September," Microsoft spokesman Kevin Kutz said in a statement.

In August a Texas court ruled that Microsoft was in breach of a patent held by i4i over its use of XML in Word 2003 and 2007. The court fined Microsoft $290 million ($A341 million) and told it to stop selling the software within 60 days.

Copyright ©v3.co.uk


Microsoft wins injunction to continue selling Word
 
 
 
Top Stories
Microsoft confirms Australian Azure launch
Available from next week.
 
NBN Co names first 140 FTTN sites
National trial extended.
 
Cloud, big data propel bank CISOs into the boardroom
And this time, they are welcome.
 
 
Sign up to receive iTnews email bulletins
   FOLLOW US...
Latest articles on BIT Latest Articles from BIT
Do you direct debit customers? Read this
Oct 10, 2014
Authorities have been targeting direct debit practices with iiNet and Dodo receiving formal ...
Optus expands 4G coverage
Oct 10, 2014
If you rely on an Optus phone for work you might be interested to know that there are now 200 ...
Microsoft Office is now free for some charities
Oct 10, 2014
Microsoft has announced that eligible Australian non-profit organisations and charities can now ...
Vodafone lights up 4G in Adelaide
Oct 9, 2014
Live and work in Adelaide? Vodafone has switched on its 4G network in the city and suburbs.
Next year tradies will be able to take payments using ingogo
Oct 3, 2014
Ingogo is going to provide a card payment service for Xero users.
Latest Comments
Polls
In which area is your IT shop hiring the most staff?




   |   View results
IT security and risk
  26%
 
Sourcing and strategy
  12%
 
IT infrastructure (servers, storage, networking)
  22%
 
End user computing (desktops, mobiles, apps)
  14%
 
Software development
  26%
TOTAL VOTES: 247

Vote
Would your InfoSec team be prepared to share threat data with the Australian Government?

   |   View results
Yes
  62%
 
No
  38%
TOTAL VOTES: 80

Vote