Open source champion supports Microsoft in i4i patent challenge

At this stage of Microsoft Corp’s protracted patent battle against Toronto software developer i4i Inc., the Redmond, Wash.-based company appears to be getting support from an unlikely quarter. Russell McOrmond, software author and

Published on: April 25th, 2011 Nestor Arellano

i4i predicts ‘patent chaos’ if Microsoft wins at Supreme Court

Microsoft Corp.'s appeal yesterday before the U.S. Supreme Court to make it easier to challenge patent could cut both ways and may hold perils for both patent holders and challengers, according to technology

Published on: April 19th, 2011 Nestor Arellano

Microsoft gets allies in patent fight against Toronto firm

Red Hat, Verizon, and Hewlett-Packard have jumped in to provide support to Microsoft in its patent dispute with Toronto-based firm i4i. The group combined forces to file an amicus brief to the U.S.

Published on: February 4th, 2011 Julie Bort

Eye for an eye – Lessons learned from Microsoft’s patent debacle

It seems that Microsoft knew all along that they were going to get hit like a drum by i4i when the Canadian company won its XML patent lawsuit. Of course, that isn't what

Published on: January 7th, 2010 Steven Vaughan-Nichols

i4i could sue many more vendors if it wins Microsoft case, say experts

If Microsoft Corp. loses its appeal against i4i Inc., the Toronto-based software developer could have legal grounds to pursue patent infringement lawsuits against many other software vendors, according to a law firm. Both

Published on: October 7th, 2009 Brian Jackson


Injunction barring Microsoft from selling Word can be reinstated, says Toronto firm

Just a day before a crucial hearing in the patent infringement case between Canadian developer i4i Inc. and Microsoft Corp., i4i's top executive said that the injunction that forbids Microsoft from selling Word

Published on: September 24th, 2009 Gregg Keizer

Microsoft calls Toronto firm’s patent claims a ‘distorted’, ‘breathless tale’

Microsoft Corp. called the claim by Canadian developer i4i Inc. that it plotted to drive the company out of business "distorted" and "a breathless tale" that was not supported by the evidence, according

Published on: September 16th, 2009 Gregg Keizer

Microsoft wins reprieve – can continue selling Word for now

A federal appeals court granted Microsoft's request to suspend an injunction that would have barred the company from selling its Word software next month.In a short order filed late last week, the Court

Published on: September 8th, 2009 C.G. Lynch

Dell, HP back Microsoft’s appeal against Word ban

Dell Inc. and Hewlett-Packard Co., the world's two largest computer makers, have sided with Microsoft in its appeal of a ban that would block Word sales in the U.S. The two companies warned

Published on: September 1st, 2009 Gregg Keizer

Microsoft slams $290 million patent verdict as ‘miscarriage of justice’

Microsoft Corp.'s lawyers late yesterday said the verdict that awarded a Canadian developer nearly $300 million in damages and resulted in an impending ban on sales of the company's popular Word software was

Published on: August 28th, 2009 Gregg Keizer

Microsoft appeals court ban on selling Word with emergency motion

Microsoft late Tuesday warned of "massive disruptions" to sales of Office, as well as to partners such as Best Buy, Dell and Hewlett-Packard, if the injunction that prevents it from selling Word 2003

Published on: August 20th, 2009 Gregg Keizer

Workaround could help Microsoft sidestep injunction in patent case

Microsoft Corp. can likely use an "easy technical work-around" to sidestep a recent injunction by a Texas federal judge that bars the company from selling Word, a patent attorney said today.The ruing against

Published on: August 17th, 2009 Gregg Keizer

Eye for an eye – Toronto firm triumphs as U.S. court orders Microsoft to stop selling Word

Toronto-based i4i Inc. won't rule out taking further legal action against Microsoft Corp. in Canada after a Texas judge ordered the software giant to stop selling Microsoft Word.i4i makes software for document management

Published on: August 13th, 2009 Brian Jackson