Microsoft Corporation v. i4i Limited Partnership and Infrastructures for Information Inc.
No. 10- 290
I4i is a software consulting company that creates markets and sells computers. I4i applied for a patent covering its invention which is an improved method for manipulating an electronic document's architecture and content. This technology is commonly referred to as a "markup language."These computer languages place "tags" around text to tell a computer how to structure an electronic document, including how to display and format text, and whether to classify data as a certain type, such as a name, social security number, or address. A specific markup ...view middle of the document...
In the case of Microsoft corporation v i4i limited partnership, there could have been other alternatives that could have prevented them from going into a lawsuit. In terms of risk management Microsoft Corporation could have executed a number of ways in order to prevent a lawsuit. Risk management is "the process of identifying risk and deciding on a course of action, and evaluating the results." Microsoft should have managed their risk by documenting agreements that was sent to i4i. By doing so, this could have helped them to testify that they did indeed send the specific product that their client had advised.
Another way Microsoft could have prevented the lawsuit is by identifying their risk. By identifying there risk Microsoft would have been able to determine whether the risk would have affected the business and if there was a possible way it would have affected the business, which would have made them prepared to provide warranties for the stock purchases for the product if the other party implied it. They also could have been active in finding a business solution to their legal disputes.
Ethical behavior is reinforced when top managers exemplifies the company’s value and takes a leadership role in programs to promote ethics. In the case of Microsoft v. i4i, the ethical behavior was unethical due to the fact that Microsoft intentionally infringed the patent.
The sources of law that would be most relevant are statues and regulations. A statute is a written law passed by a legislature on the state or federal level. They often set forth general propositions of law that courts apply to specific situations. Typically, statutes command or prohibit something, or declare policy. Congress also enacts statutes in such areas as patent and copyright. Statutes can prevent Microsoft Corporation from similar incidents by passing written laws about allowing them to know the state law and what they should do to prevent them from going into another lawsuit.
Regulations are another way of preventing Microsoft Corporation from going into a similar lawsuit. According to Bagley and savage (2010), “Regulations are provisions issued by the federal and state administrative agencies and executive department to interpret...