quote: But I wouldn't be so quick to assume the judge's motives. It is not his place to judge the law , only the people accused of breaking it. It is his job to enforce the law to the letter wether he agrees with it or not.
quote: And as much as I love Texas, I don't believe a state judge can bar Microsoft from selling Word in the entire US.
quote: We could certainly blame the Patent Office, which issued the thing. But once a patent is issued, it is presumed valid, and Microsoft bore the burden of proving its invalidity.
quote: In my experience, the Patent Office tries to do a good job of allowing/disallowing claims, but examiner quality varies
quote: the revelation that there are email threads from MS demonstrating that they knew about the patent in advance and knew they would be in violation of it are pretty damning.
quote: system and method for the separate manipulation of the architecture and content of a document
quote: Style sheets have existed in one form or another since the beginnings of SGML in the 1970s. Cascading Style Sheets were developed as a means for creating a consistent approach to providing style information for web documents.
quote: Microsoft has not issued a formal response yet to ban on Word sales.