[kwlug-disc] OOXML and i4i patent litigation

Chris Frey cdfrey at foursquare.net
Tue Aug 18 12:16:20 EDT 2009


On Tue, Aug 18, 2009 at 07:09:25AM -0700, Raul Suarez wrote:
> Well, it seems that FUD does not only come from Microsoft. Now even Groklaw is
 spreading it.
> 
> Go to the documents and the claim, OOXML has nothing to do with the patent lit
igation.

It's my understanding that OOXML contains technology covered by the
I4i patent, and as long as Microsoft disables that specific feature
("custom XML?"  I'm unclear as to the exact feature), then they can still
sell Word that reads and writes a subset of OOXML.

What am I missing?

- Chris




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