out of word

August 13, 2009

Yesterday, i4i, a small Toronto company, won a court case against Microsoft about patent infringement for XML tagging in Microsoft Word. Microsoft must cease all MS Word sales.

While I detest patents in general and especially for basic ideas like this or the one that RIM was hit with (email to device using push method), I can’t help but smile a little. Maybe with companies like Microsoft hit, US patent law can be reformed.