U.S. Supreme Court denied Microsoft’s request to cancel the penalties for theft of patents, reports, «Bi-bi-si.» The decision means a final victory of a small Canadian company I4i LP in a dispute with major technology corporations of the world, as well as $ 290 million fine for Microsoft — it is the largest fine in the history of patent disputes.
«This is one of the most important judicial decisions in business for decades — the head of I4i LP Loudon Owen. — It is certainly not only for the benefit of our company, but in favor of protecting patent rights of inventors and the United States. »
I4i LP in 2007, accused of stealing to Microsoft technologies that are used in the text editor Word.
Microsoft itself is regularly enjoyed by the patent right to challenge the legality of the use of proprietary technologies by other companies. She has already won the trials against HTC, Motorola and Amazon. In March 2011 a lawsuit was filed against the network for the sale of books BarnesNoble. In all cases we are talking about technologies that were patented between 1998 and 2005, describing the interface to the device.