It gets worse. The judge in the case, in addition to enjoying torturing Microsoft with an injunction, ordered Microsoft to pay i4i over $290 million in damages. At this point I paused and pondered why a Canadian company was suing Microsoft in East Texas. Maybe it’s warmer there. I certainly know the beer isn’t better. I could keep going, but I’m running out of sarcasm (has someone patented that yet?)
Brad Feld- A Patent Ban on Microsoft Word and a Haiku
Brad has a huge issue with our current patent system and he’s right.