Microsoft will have to pull Office 2003 and 2007 off the shelves along with Word 2003 and 2007 until Microsoft can redesign the software without the XML document format in a Patent violation.
Microsoft said this could prevent them for selling their # 1 selling product for many months.
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This is going to lead to 2 things that can happen. People will either start having to install Open Office or start Pirating office on new computers until the issue has been dealt with. IMO this is a blessing for the Open Office project. With the current version being able to open and edit office 2007 formats.