Jury Belts Microsoft With $200M Infringement Verdict

Law360, New York (May 20, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A federal jury on Wednesday found that Microsoft Corp. willfully infringed i4i Inc.’s patent covering document-formatting software and handed down a verdict awarding the small Canadian company $200 million.

Concluding an eight-day trial in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, a federal jury supported i4i’s claims that Microsoft incorporated its patented technology in a range of operating system products, including Word 2003 and Word 2007, according to a statement from McKool Smith PC, counsel for the plaintiffs.

The $200 million award includes...
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