Microsoft Files Appeal In Word Patent Case

Microsoft did warn the world that they were going to “consider their legal options” when it came to that patent case involving Microsoft Word. Now they’ve done something more. According to The Globe And Mail, they’ve filed an appeal:

The world’s largest software company wants all 11 judges of the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, which handles many patent and trademark cases, to review the case involving i4i Ltd. in the hope of overturning the original judgment.

One has to wonder why Microsoft hasn’t simply paid i4i off. They’ve lost twice already. What makes them think that they’ll win if they try a third time? I don’t get it. It would make more sense to write a cheque and move on. But I’m not part of Microsoft’s legal team and perhaps they have something brilliant in mind. Or perhaps they just want drag the process out.

I guess we’ll have to wait and see how this plays out.

One Response to “Microsoft Files Appeal In Word Patent Case”

  1. Two words: Ballmer’s ego.

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