The U.S. District Court for Texas’ Eastern District, Tyler Division, has ruled in favor of Toronto-based software firm i4i, opining that Microsoft illegally infringed upon the Canadian company’s patent. i4i’s attorneys successfully argued at a jury trial that began May 11 that Microsoft Word’s XML document processing capabilities “willfully” violated i4i’s patent on that type of XML processing software. Microsoft plans to appeal the ruling.
Mission Essential, led by Al Pisani, has secured a potential five-year, $107M blanket purchase agreement to provide technical and analytical services to Department of Defense tenants in Stuttgart, Germany.
A business unit of General Atomics has secured a contract from the Naval Surface Warfare Center to manufacture and deliver two bearing support structures for the U.S. Navy's Columbia-class submarine construction program.