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Expedited Appeal Schedule in i4i vs. Microsoft Patent Infringement Case

The Federal Circuit will now hear the appeal on September 23, 2009. On August 11, 2009

On August 19, 2009, the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, Circuit Judge Prost, ordered an expedited hearing of the appeal of the i4i v. Microsoft case from the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas. The Federal Circuit will now hear the appeal on September 23, 2009. On August 11, 2009, the District Court entered a judgment finding that Microsoft willfully infringed i4i's patent. The Judgment awarded i4i in excess of $290 million and included a Permanent Injunction which becomes effective October 10, 2009.

Loudon Owen, Chairman of i4i, says, "We firmly believe that the U. S. District Court made the right decision on the merits of the case. We are confident that we will prevail on the appeal by Defendant Microsoft." Mr. Owen adds, "This is a vital case for inventors and entrepreneurial companies who, like i4i, are damaged by the willful infringement of their patents by competitors; particularly competitors as large and powerful as Microsoft. The expedited schedule of the Court of Appeals is appreciated and welcomed by i4i."

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