Microsoft makes covert appeal for last Word in Office ruling

Microsoft has begun its battle to continue selling Word, after losing the case against i4i last week.

Microsoft has begun its battle to continue selling Word, after losing the case against i4i last week.

US District Court for the Eastern District of Texas last week ruled that Microsoft must no longer sell, offer to sell, and/or import into the US any infringing and future Word products that have the capability of opening an .xml file.

On 14 August, Microsoft filed a motion in response to the 11 August judgment. The filing is sealed, which means no one is able to see what evidence Microsoft plans to exhibit.

According to GrokLaw, Microsoft is being secretive about its appeal. "Even the exhibits attached to Microsoft's motion are sealed, including the proposed order, so all we can do is guess. Here's mine: Microsoft would like a stay on paying the money, while it appeals, and so would you want that. Whether it gets it from East Texas... well, stay tuned."

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