Microsoft Files Emergency Motion to Stop Ban on Word Sales

Submitted by patentadmin on Wed, 08/19/2009 - 00:00

August 19, 2009 - Several days after a federal judge in Texas handed down a ruling that would ban the sale of Microsoft Word within 60 days, Microsoft filed an emergency motion on August 14 in an attempt to stop the ban.

The actual document was filed under seal and has not been made public.

Judge Leonard Davis had found Microsoft liable for infringement of Canadian company i4i's patent related to "manipulation of the architecture and content of a document, particularly for data representation and transformations." Microsoft was ordered to pay $290 million.