Microsoft Word Ban Postponed, Stays on Shelves for Back to School

As pretty much everyone expected, the U.S. Court of Appeals has granted Microsoft's request to keep selling Word while it appeals i4i's XML patent win. In mid-August, a federal jury had ordered Redmond to stop selling Word within 60 days. The alternative: cough up more than $290 million in damages.

Yeah, I don't see that happening. More likely is that they'll figure out a way to remove the offending code before explaining their side of the story on September 23. And that's the word. [Seattle Pi Microsoft Blog]