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OK this is something that I found interesting

By HAL 9000 Moderator ·
And I only saw what was effectively a Throw Away Line in a Report on M$ and their Word Processor legal Case.

Since the i4i case, Microsoft has announced plans to appeal the ruling, starting with an emergency motion that would avert having to post a bond for millions of dollars in damages. If successful, the motion would also cover the $40 million the judge imposed for "trial misconduct" against Microsoft's attorneys.

What I found interesting was the last sentence

If successful, the motion would also cover the $40 million the judge imposed for "trial misconduct" against Microsoft's attorneys.

So what I wonder did M$ Legal Team do to warrant a $40 Million Fine for Trial Misconduct?

Much more importantly do they think that because they are representing M$ that they don't have to play by the rules that the rest of us do?

Or hasn't anyone told them that Peeving off the Judge hearing the case you are defending isn't cleaver?

I wasn't overly concerned about the original Legal Action but I did find that last Paragraph very interesting and all I can say is they got exactly what they deserved. :^0

Col 0:-)

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I found this about the fine

by AV . In reply to OK this is something that ...

http://www.informationweek.com/news/software/enterpriseapps/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=219400044

I think the M$ legal team blew it, but $40M? Sounds like the judge is a little biased to me. Where was i4i all these years when Word 2003 came out anyway?

AV

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I think you'll find that this is the telling bit.

by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to I found this about the fi ...

"All these arguments were persistent, legally improper, and in direct violation of the Court's instructions,"

A judge doesn't need to be biased when their Rulings are ignored it Pi$$es them off big time. After all you can only warn someone so many times that what they are doing is unacceptable.

If that had of happened here the Legal People would have been in the cells for Contempt.

Now I'll have to try to find a transcript of the case and get one of my fiends here to give me their opinion of what happened. Pity that I know so many disreputable people like Judges. I try not to let on that I know them though because I don't want to get picked on.

By the sounds of things Ballmer is really doing a great job of running M$ he's even Micromanaging their Legal People and telling the courts what they will find acceptable.

As for i4i they only own the patient tot he MXl they don't actually make anything along these lines. I'm betting that M$ is really peeved off that they forgot to include XML in their Patent Application all those years ago. Sounds as if others have learned from M$ Business Practices and are out doing M$ at their own game if you ask me.

Col

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It probably took a while

by NickNielsen In reply to I found this about the fi ...

for them to make all the connections. The current OOXML standard was issued by Ecma in 2006. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Office_Open_XML

A year or so to research...that's about right.

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I was waiting for you to say representing MS was, de rigor, a

by Deadly Ernest In reply to OK this is something that ...

Trial Misconduct. hehehe

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if not

by jck In reply to I was waiting for you to ...

I'd at least say it's contemptable :^0

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While

by DHCDBD In reply to OK this is something that ...

I think that it is amusing to out MS M$, there are a few issues that some may not be looking at.

In the US, supposedly all mitigating evidence is relevant evidence and all relevant evidence is admissible evidence, it is the judge that determines the relevancy and the admissibility of the evidence. This particular case occurred in the fifth District and not the home district of either company. The fifth district is a favored court for patent suits and many of their rulings are eventually overturned. So we have a Court and Judge shopping issue here by I4I.

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so, what's new - it's what M$ do as well - nt

by Deadly Ernest In reply to While
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RE MS

by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to While

MS is a recognized Disease with no known cure and a very unpleasant set of symptom.

M$ on the other hand is well understood even by Doctors and the Hospital Administrative Staff. I got tired of trying to explain to some people that No Their Computers when not afflicted by a Incurable Disease. But as they where running a form of Windows I'm not so sure that they where not.

But according to the Winner here that court is the Home Court of their Legal People. So at the very least someone is on Home Dirt.

I did however find it interesting that even once the Judge had rules something inadmissible the Legal team from M$ continued using it and hence the fine. Didn't anyone teach these Yahoo's that Pi$$ing off the Judge is not a Smart Move?

Col

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