Microsoft Files Motion to Stop Word Ban

Kara Reeder

According to InformationWeek, Microsoft has filed an emergency motion to stop a judicial order that would ban the sales of MS Word. Last week, an East Texas judge ordered Microsoft to stop selling Word in the U.S. due to patent infringement. He also ordered the tech giant to pay $290 million in damages.


Microsoft has three options: It can appeal the decision; it can purchase the technology that is being disputed from i4i Inc.; or it can issue a version of Word that opens documents in plain text only, or which strips a document of custom XML.


Microsoft says it plans to appeal.

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