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Microsoft ordered to pay nearly $10M for patent infringement

[JURIST] A jury in the US District Court of Central California [official website] found Monday that computer giant Microsoft [official website], infringed on a 1994 patent [text] owned by Guatamalan inventor Carlos Amado, and ordered the company to pay $9.9 in damages. The jury found that Microsoft added an application that mimicked Amado’s software to its 1995 version of Excel and Access. Reuters has more.

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