patents http://www.kplu.org en Court says Microsoft must pay $290 million http://www.kplu.org/post/court-says-microsoft-must-pay-290-million <p>The Supreme Court says Microsoft Corp. must pay a $290 million patent infringement judgment awarded to a small Toronto software company in a patent lawsuit.</p><p>The high court on Thursday refused to throw out the judgment against the world&#39;s largest software maker.</p><p>Toronto-based i4i sued Microsoft in 2007, saying it owned the technology behind a tool used in Microsoft Word. The technology in question gave Word 2003 and Word 2007 users an improved way to edit XML, which is computer code that tells the program how to interpret and display a document&#39;s contents.</p> Thu, 09 Jun 2011 15:58:22 +0000 The Associated Press 1824 at http://www.kplu.org Court says Microsoft must pay $290 million Amazon.com & Google facing suits for alleged patent infringement http://www.kplu.org/post/amazoncom-google-facing-suits-alleged-patent-infringement <p>http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-957029.mp3</p><p>Technology that enables good results for searches on the Internet is at the heart of <a href="http://techcrunch.com/2011/03/10/amazon-com-slammed-with-lawsuit-over-instant-search-patent/">two patent lawsuits </a>brought against online retailer Amazon.com and search-giant Google.</p><p>San Francisco-based <a href="http://www.masterobjects.com/contact.html?moReturnURL=http%3A//masterobjects.com/&amp;moReturnName=Return%20to%20Home%20Page&amp;moReturnDir=masterobjects.com/&amp;moReturn=9&amp;__utma=1.2084700360.1299804313.1299804313.1299804313.1&amp;__utmb=1.1.10.1299804313&amp;__utmc=1&amp;__utmx=-&amp;__utmz=1.1299804313.1.1.utmcsr=techflash.com|utmccn=%28referral%29|utmcmd=referral|utmcct=/seattle/2011/03/amazon-sued-in-search-patent-dispute.html&amp;__utmv=-&amp;__utmk=58674474">MasterObjects</a> has filed federal complaints against both companies, saying they&#39;re stealing its technology.</p><p> Fri, 11 Mar 2011 01:56:32 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 976 at http://www.kplu.org