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+ - Judge orders Microsoft to stop selling Word 1

Submitted by fractalVisionz
fractalVisionz (989785) writes "A judge on Tuesday ordered Microsoft to stop selling Word, one of its premier products, in its current form due to patent infringement.

Judge Leonard Davis of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas issued a permanent injunction that "prohibits Microsoft from selling or importing to the United States any Microsoft Word products that have the capability of opening .XML, .DOCX or DOCM files (XML files) containing custom XML," according to a statement released by attorneys for the plantiff, i4i."
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Judge orders Microsoft to stop selling Word

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  • #1 Pay the fines and settle out of court.

    #2 Make MS-Word free for all and no longer included with each MS-Office sale.

    #3 Take out the XML features of MS-Word and have them available via a separate plug-in that needs to be installed to support XML files and DOCX, etc.

    #4 Buy out the company doing the lawsuit and take over their patents.

    #5 Claim prior use by OpenOffice.Org that had XML support before the patent was filed, to try and get the lawsuits thrown out.

    #6 Claim since XML is an open standard it cannot b

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