Today, the ruling came down. M$ rolled box cars. They have to cough up the $290 mil, and effective January 11, they cannot sell Word in the US unless they make a deal with i4i and license the tech, or they rewrite the code. M$ has put its engineers in a skunkworks to replace the offending code by Jan 11. (Which I expected -- the patent cuts to the heart of UhOhXML. M$ isn't about to share their attempted power grab like they have to with Internet Exploder.)
So, what do you know? Every once in a while, companies DO have to obey the law!