Microsoft Beats The Rap–Can Sell Microsoft Word…For Now
I’m sure pretty much everyone saw this coming, but the courts have weighed in, and Microsoft Word can still be sold in stores. The injunction preventing Microsoft from selling Word, following a lawsuit by a Canadian company over a method to process custom XML, has officially been stayed.
However, the judgment against Microsoft still seems to be standing, and that means the evil empire will be shelling out forty million dollars to that company, which will probably take about a whole week’s worth of Word sales to make back.
Meanwhile, the appeal process continues, and Microsoft’s many lawyers are no doubt filing their teeth–I mean briefs, BRIEFS! Please don’t sue me…–in anticipation of presenting arguments on September 23rd.