I4I Formatting Patent Costs Microsoft $290M

Law360, New York (August 11, 2009, 8:06 PM EDT) -- Handing down the final judgment in i4i Inc.’s infringement action against Microsoft Corp., the court roundly rejected the software giant’s bid to overturn the $200 million jury verdict, issuing a permanent injunction and tacking on more than $90 million in enhanced damages and interest.

On Tuesday, Judge Leonard Davis of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas denied Microsoft’s numerous challenges to the jury verdict, deeming the record firm evidence that Microsoft’s Word 2003 and 2007 products willingly infringed i4i’s patent for document-formatting...
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