Ban on sales of Microsoft Word upheld
Microsoft has failed in its attempt to dismiss a court case that would stop it selling Word.
The software giant appealed against a ruling which found it took code used in Office from Canadian company i4i.
With the failure of the appeal Microsoft must now pay i4i damages of $290m (£182m) and comply with an injunction ending the sales of some versions of Word.
The injunction is scheduled to go into effect on 11 January.
Microsoft said the ban would prohibit the sale of all available versions of Microsoft Word and Microsoft Office software from the date that the injunction comes into force.
Versions of the software sold before that date, including Word 2003 and Word 2007, will not be hit by the ruling.
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