Judges uphold Word patent-infringement ruling | Tech News on ZDNet

A US Court of Appeals panel has upheld a judgement that Microsoft infringed on another company’s patent with its custom XML tags in Word 2003 and Word 2007.

The judges were asked to reconsider a 2009 ruling regarding i4i’s patent, which covers a “method and system for manipulating the architecture and the content of a document separately from each other”. Microsoft lost its first appeal in December, and then lodged a second appeal for a panel hearing and for an ‘en banc review’ before the full appeals court. The Texas federal circuit panel’s decision on Wednesday is part of that process.

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