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U.S. Court To Give Microsoft Opportunity To Review I4i Patent Award

     
6:55 pm on Nov 29, 2010 (gmt 0)

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U.S. Court To Give Microsoft Opportunity To Review I4i Patent Award [bloomberg.com]
The U.S. Supreme Court will consider making some patents more vulnerable to legal challenge, agreeing to hear Microsoft Corp.’s appeal in a case that forced changes in the company’s Word software and may cost it $300 million.

Microsoft, fighting a verdict won by closely held I4i LP, says the federal appeals court that handles patent cases is making it too hard for those accused of infringement to argue that a patent never should have been issued and is invalid.

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Some are saying that if Microsoft prevails it would arguably be the biggest change to patent litigation in almost 30 years. This will be one to watch.