Microsoft Revises Office Software Amid Patent Dispute

Law360, New York (February 8, 2006, 12:00 AM EST) -- Businesses are being asked to install updates to Microsoft Office, among the world's most popular software applications, due to the technology giant’s $9 million loss in a patent infringement dispute with a Guatemalan inventor.

Last year, a California federal jury awarded Carlos Armando Amado $9 million after determining that Microsoft misappropriated technology used to link spreadsheet data between its Excel spreadsheet and its Access database program.

According Sunny Charlebois, Senior Product Manager of Microsoft Worldwide Licensing and Pricing, the company last week began instructing users of...
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