Microsoft Says i4i Victory Requires Time to Redesign Word & Office



    TORONTO, Sept. 4 /CNW/ - In i4i vs. Microsoft, the Federal Circuit Court
of Appeal has granted a stay of i4i's injunction against Microsoft Word
pending appeal.
    Loudon Owen, Chairman of i4i, Plaintiff, says, "Defendant-Appellant
Microsoft claims it may have to stop distributing Word and Office in the U.S.
market until it can redesign both products. Microsoft's scare tactics about
the consequences of the injunction cannot shield it from the imminent review
of the case by the Federal Circuit Court of Appeal on the September 23
appeal." Mr. Owen continues, "i4i is confident that the Final Judgment in
favor of i4i, which included a finding of willful patent infringement by
Microsoft and an injunction against Microsoft Word, was the correct decision
and that i4i will prevail on the appeal."
    Microsoft filed an Emergency Motion seeking more time to redesign Word
and Office to comply with the Court Order. Mr. Owen adds, "To paraphrase the
great heavyweight boxing champion Joe Louis, 'they can run, but they can't
hide'. Microsoft's time will eventually run out."
    i4i will file its responding brief with the Court on September 8, 2009.





For further information:

For further information: Loudon Owen, lowen@mcleanwatson.com or (416)
307-3271; Melony Jamieson, melony@getitdone.ca or (416) 518-6355

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