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Last chance for Microsoft in i4i case

Eileen McDermott, New York

The Supreme Court is expected to decide on Monday whether or not to hear Microsoft v i4i, a case that could change the standard for proving invalidity in certain patent infringement cases

i4i, a Canadian technology company, sued Microsoft in a Texas district court in 2007, alleging that Microsoft's extensible markup language (XML) custom formatting function infringed i4i's US Patent 5,787,449.

The technology is used in Microsoft Word 2003, Word...

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