"The NIHR i4i
programme provides a route for researchers to develop innovative ideas into a reality that could have a significant impact on patients."
Limited Partnership (i4i
) was a software consulting company that created customized software for its clients.
Microsoft claimed i4i
's patent was invalid because the Canadian firm had violated the on-sale bar, 35 USC 102(b); more than one year before i4i
had filed for its U.S.
The case originated in 2009 when i4i
sued Microsoft citing the inclusion of i4i-invented XML editing technology in Microsoft Word--a technology on which i4i
holds the patent.
It countered that i4i
's patent was invalid and unenforceable.
Supreme Court on Friday to reconsider a lower court s ruling that upheld rival i4i
s patent related to text manipulation technology.
Canadian technology company i4i
Inc said on Wednesday that an appeals court has issued a revised opinion in favour of i4i
in its patent dispute with software giant Microsoft Corp (Nasdaq:MSFT).
In May 2009, a Texas court also ordered Microsoft to pay developer i4i
<p>The suit charged Microsoft with using a patent owned by i4i
in a feature in Word 2003 and 2007 that lets people create custom XML documents.
A patent claim was filed in 1998 by I4i
regarding the use of XML technology.
employed steam engines (Carroll 1899: i4i
) to run their Comas and Bonsack mechanical rollers and other devices at the combined cigar and cigarette plant.