A US federal appeals court overnight affirmed a $US290 million patent infringement judgment against Microsoft and reinstated an injunction that bars the company from selling current versions of its flagship Word software.
Microsoft had said in court papers that the injunction would prohibit it from selling all currently available versions of Microsoft Word and Microsoft Office. The injunction also could require the software giant to make significant changes to a new version of Word, due in 2010.
The US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit said the injunction will go into effect on January 11.
US court oks $US290m Microsoft verdict, bars sales of Word (NewsCore, 23 Dec 2009)
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