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

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

Use free Yahoo service to create custom RSS feeds

Last week I began discussing Yahoo Pipes, a service provided by (as you might have guessed) Yahoo. This service is designed to route and transform data taken from one or more online sources

Published on: October 1st, 2009 Mark Gibbs


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 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

IBM Viper to avoid ‘schema chaos’

IBM’s Toronto Software Lab is helping Big Blue prepare a version of its DB2 database that could store XML data more easily.Early previews of the database, code-named Viper, are being provided this week

Published on: November 17th, 2005 Shane Schick