Monday, November 29, 2010

Supreme Court takes Microsoft/i4i case

The online.wsj noted:

The U.S. Supreme Court agreed Monday [29 Nov. 2010] to consider Microsoft Corp.'s challenge to a $290 million patent infringement judgment that barred the company from selling certain versions of its flagship Word software.

See also

More in the i4i/Microsoft case on Word from IPBiz on MONDAY, MARCH 15, 2010


Blogger New said...

It seems to me that a SCOTUS ruling for Microsoft in this case would likely have numerous significant repercussions for patent litigation -- for instance, (1) it could leave many more patent holders vulnerable to harassment by excessive litigation from large corporations; (2) it would probably serve as the basis for invalidating many patents post-issuance; and (3) it could give the FTC more leverage in ending reverse-payment settlement agreements. I think this is a case in which the Court should very seriously and carefully the policy basis of the current law and the consequences if it is overturned.

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