Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Microsoft and Alcatel/Lucent reach settlement over most patent cases

In reporting the settlement on Dec. 16, the IHT noted:

Financial terms were not disclosed. The agreement covers six lawsuits, including one that resulted in the largest patent verdict in U.S. history before it was thrown out by a judge. Microsoft will continue its appeal of a $368 million verdict it lost that swelled to $511.6 million in June, the companies said. (...) The case against Microsoft's Media Player over digital music involved the MP3 digital-audio standard. A U.S. appeals court [CAFC] in September said the trial judge was correct to throw out the $1.52 billion verdict.

LBE discussed the mp3 case in 8 JMRIPL 80 (2008).


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