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Did Microsoft Pay Fraunhofer for Report on OOXML?

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Developments and news on document formats and a ban on Microsoft Word

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Why didn't Microsoft tell us about i4i's patent litigation during the OOXML standards push?

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I have a question for Microsoft. Why didn't they tell us about this i4i patent litigation during the OOXML ISO process? Didn't we need to know?

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New developments, details in Microsoft Word ban

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Microsoft has attempted to block the court-ordered end to sales of Microsoft Word over a patent dispute. But court papers show that company officers were aware of the patent when they took the infringing action.

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No easy fix for Word legal woes

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...when I see that one attorney thinks there's an "easy technical work-around" for Microsoft's patent violation in Word, my alarm bells go off. There is no easy fix here, and, short of waving the white-flag, Microsoft may very well have to stop selling Word, and thus Microsoft Office, this fall.

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Microsoft Files Emergency Motion to Stay Execution of Judgment in i4i

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Microsoft on August 14th filed a sealed motion, in response to the August 11 judgment and injunction against it in i4i v. Microsoft. I can't show you a sealed motion, obviously, but here's the docket entry, to at least give you a clue...

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The Microsoft Crowd Uses the Word Verdict to Throw FUD at ODF, More Spin Comes from Denmark

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Contrary to abundant FUD out there, ODF is not at risk due to the i4i lawsuit

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Can FAT patch avoid Microsoft lawsuits?

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Andrew Tridgell has published a patch that could make the Linux implementation of the FAT filesystem impervious to Microsoft patent claims of the kind that forced a settlement from TomTom. The patch alters the VFAT code so that it does not generate both short and long filenames.

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The War on Sharing: Why the FSF Cares About RIAA Lawsuits

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"In one of RIAA’s high profile cases the Free Software Foundation backed defendant Joel Tenenbaum, much to the dislike of the music industry lobby. John Sullivan, Operations Manager at the FSF explains in a guest post why they think these cases impact not just music, but also free software and its technology..."

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Microsoft v TomTom: a GPLv3 wake-up call

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Microsoft's brawl with TomTom over FAT patents has been seized on by software-freedom advocates as a wake-up call for people to adopt GPLv3.

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OIN: TomTom settlement is no win for Microsoft, expect challenge

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Microsoft may view its legal settlement with TomTom as a patent victory of sorts but it’s a hollow and meaningless win in the eyes of some in the open source community.

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TomTom and Microsoft each file notices of dismissal "without prejudice"

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Two notices of dismissal have been filed with the courts -- Microsoft's in Washington State, and TomTom's in Virginia, each dismissed without prejudice, ending both patent litigations. "Without prejudice" means that either could ramp it up and do this some more in the future, should circumstances arise that made it necessary. But in most cases, it means the litigation, or whatever, is over.

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TomTom Caves; Will Microsoft Start Charging for Mono Next?

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Wake up call to Mono fans as TomTom pays Microsoft royalties for FAT

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TomTom and Microsoft Settle

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TomTom and Microsoft have settled the patent litigation. Here's TechFlash's coverage. According to the Microsoft press release, TomTom will remove functionality regarding the FAT patents within two years, which is no big deal, frankly, and in the meantime, they are covered "in a manner that is fully compliant with TomTom's obligations under the General Public License Version 2 (GPLv2)"

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A Deeper Look at TomTom’s Patent Case Against Microsoft

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Can Microsoft navigate its way out of this one? Summary: A detailed overview and some analysis of TomTom's countersuit.

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Amazon’s Linux-powered and DRM-laden Gadget Sued for Patent Infringement

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Amazon sued for using DRM .

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