TORONTO, Aug. 21 /CNW/ - On August 19, 2009, the United States Court of
Appeals for the Federal Circuit, Circuit Judge Prost, ordered an expedited
hearing of the appeal of the i4i v. Microsoft case from the United States
District Court for the Eastern District of Texas. The Federal Circuit will now
hear the appeal on September 23, 2009. On August 11, 2009, the District Court
entered a judgment finding that Microsoft willfully infringed i4i's patent.
The Judgment awarded i4i in excess of $290 million and included a Permanent
Injunction which becomes effective October 10, 2009.
Loudon Owen, Chairman of i4i, says, "We firmly believe that the U. S.
District Court made the right decision on the merits of the case. We are
confident that we will prevail on the appeal by Defendant Microsoft." Mr. Owen
adds, "This is a vital case for inventors and entrepreneurial companies who,
like i4i, are damaged by the willful infringement of their patents by
competitors; particularly competitors as large and powerful as Microsoft. The
expedited schedule of the Court of Appeals is appreciated and welcomed by
i4i LP is a licensing entity affiliated with i4i Inc. i4i LP owns patent
No. 5,787,449, issued by the United States Patent and Trademark Office in
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