i4i Claims Victory for Innovation in SC Ruling Against Microsoft
- Erika Morphy
- E-Commerce Times
The U.S. Supreme Court has upheld a lower court ruling that found Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) unlawfully infringed on i4i's document-editing patents by incorporating its technology in some of its Word products.
The US$290 million penalty may be small change for Microsoft, but the verdict could have more troubling implications for the company, as well as for fellow tech giants Google (Nasdaq: GOOG) and Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL), which supported Microsoft's appeal. Read the full article, including Robert Sterne's comments here.