Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Alcatel-Lucent receives unfavorable re-exam result

Bloomberg reported: An Alcatel-Lucent SA patent that resulted in a $358 million jury verdict against Microsoft Corp. was rejected [in a re-exam Office Action] by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office after the agency took a second look at the invention.

The patent covers a touch-screen technology for entering information on forms. It was the subject of a trial last year in which Microsoft, the world’s biggest software maker, also was told to pay another $10.4 million over a second Alcatel-Lucent patent. The total jury award has swelled with interest to more than $511 million.

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