toggle

AAPL Stock: 121.3 ( -1.07 )

Printed from http://www.macnn.com

Microsoft loses phone suit vs. Alcatel-Lucent

updated 09:40 am EDT, Wed May 21, 2008

MS Loses Alcatel Suit

Microsoft on Wednesday lost a lawsuit it had filed against Alcatel-Lucent over patents relating to telephone-to-Internet technologies. The US-based International Trade Commission has absolved Alcatel-Lucent of claims that it had infringed four patents for the bridging technology, further reversing an initial decision that had found the company culpable of infringing on at least one patent.


Alcatel-Lucent declares itself vindicated by the decision, while Microsoft is "disappointed" with the results and hopes to examine the findings for the official reasoning. Company representative David Bowermaster doesn't say whether Microsoft expects to appeal the ruling.

Both Alcatel-Lucent and Microsoft have traded lawsuits against each other in recent years over perceived patent violations, with most suits stemming from Alcatel-Lucent's accusations of infringement regarding MP3 technology, game consoles, and terminal screen patents.




by MacNN Staff

POST TOOLS:

TAGS :

toggle

Comments

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.

toggle

Network Headlines

Follow us on Facebook

toggle

Most Popular

Advertisement

Recent Reviews

HP 14-x030nr 14-inch Chromebook

If you're like us, chances are you've come to realize that you need the ability to access the Internet on the go. Also, you've prob ...

15-inch MacBook Pro with Force Touch

Apple's 15-inch Retina MacBook Pro continues to be a popular notebook with professional users and prosumers looking for the ultimate ...

Typo keyboard for iPad

Following numerous legal shenanigans between Typo -- a company founded in part by Ryan Seacrest -- and the clear object of his physica ...

toggle

Most Commented