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Xbox 360 does not violate Alcatel patents, rules jury

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 05 Jun 2008 22:51 User comments (4)

Xbox 360 does not violate Alcatel patents, rules jury In the third of five lawsuits brought forth against Microsoft by Alcatel-Lucent SA, a federal jury has ruled that the Microsoft Xbox 360 console does not violate any patents held my Alcatel-Lucent and threw the case out.
The technologies company had wanted $420 million USD in damages. On the other side however, Microsoft had counter-sued for $11.5 million USD in damages, claiming that Alcatel-Lucent had infringed one of their patents.

The jury ruled
that "one of Microsoft's patents was invalid and found that Alcatel-Lucent didn't violate another four of the company's patents."

Last year, in the first of the five trials, a jury ruled that Microsoft's Windows Media Player "infringed Alcatel-Lucent's patents for the MP3 digital-audio standard" and awarded the latter company a huge $1.52 billion USD settlement. The verdict however is now on appeal and it appears the damages award will be lessened.

Two months ago, another federal jury awarded Alcatel-Lucent $368 million USD for "Microsoft's infringement of its patents for touch-screen form entry and use of a computer stylus."

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4 user comments

15.6.2008 22:53

Even when M$ wins, it still loses.

26.6.2008 8:17

I think it's the other way around. No matter what MS loses, it still means nothing to it, and will make it all back.

36.6.2008 10:54
lynchGOP
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Not a fan of MS here but C'mon.............this is nothing more than Lucent's attempt to keep its head above water. 2 bucks for stock, closed location after location, FAILED COMPANY wanting money. I hate Lucent more than MS. I used to work for them and nothing is worse than an employer that is unstable as Lucent/at&t/Tellabs.

46.6.2008 13:12

Originally posted by lynchGOP:
Not a fan of MS here but C'mon.............this is nothing more than Lucent's attempt to keep its head above water. 2 bucks for stock, closed location after location, FAILED COMPANY wanting money. I hate Lucent more than MS. I used to work for them and nothing is worse than an employer that is unstable as Lucent/at&t/Tellabs.
I competely agree mate, im not microsofts biggest fan but companies like this (Lucent) are blood sucking leeches, however patent information is readily available to microsoft so they must know stuff like this is coming lol
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