Court ordered Microsoft to stop selling Word products

The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas gave Microsoft 60 days to comply with the injunction, which forbids Microsoft from selling Word products that let people create custom XML documents, but legal appeals or technical work-arounds make an actual halt of sales unlikely. The ruling, which also includes additional damages Microsoft must pay, […]

The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas gave Microsoft 60 days to comply with the injunction, which forbids Microsoft from selling Word products that let people create custom XML documents, but legal appeals or technical work-arounds make an actual halt of sales unlikely. The ruling, which also includes additional damages Microsoft must pay, are related to a patent infringement suit filed by i4i. The most common versions of Word on the market now, 2003 and 2007, both allow users to create custom XML documents. Microsoft didn’t reply to questions about the affect the injunction will have on it and its ability to sell Word in the U.S. In a statement it said it planned to appeal the verdict.