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Microsoft loses patent case, to pay $200 mn

Microsoft loses patent case, to pay $200 mn
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First Published: Thu, May 21 2009. 11 51 PM IST
Updated: Thu, May 21 2009. 11 51 PM IST
Washington: Microsoft Corp., the world’s largest software maker, was ordered by a federal jury to pay $200 million (Rs948 crore) to a Canadian company over a patented way to process electronic documents in Microsoft’s Word products.
A federal jury in Tyler, Texas, found that Microsoft infringed a patent owned by closely held i4i LP. The award is the amount sought by i4i, which claimed that Microsoft wilfully used the patent. The judge can increase the damage award based on the wilfulness finding, and i4i can seek a court order blocking further use of its invention. Microsoft said it would fight the verdict.
“We believe the evidence clearly demonstrated that we do not infringe and that the i4i patent is invalid,” said David Bowermaster, a Microsoft spokesman.
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First Published: Thu, May 21 2009. 11 51 PM IST