Saturday, March 29, 2008

[The Chosun Ilbo, February 20 2008] Microsoft Guilty of Patent Infringement

A Seoul court has ruled in favor of a Korea Aerospace University professor who sued Microsoft for patent infringement. The court on Tuesday said the software giant’s Korean branch partially violated the patent of Prof. Lee Keung-hae. Lee has the patent for a technology for automatically switching the input mode between Korean and English in a Word program.

The interim ruling comes eight years after Lee filed the suit in 2000. A more complete ruling on the amount of damages due to Lee will be made later.

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