AT&T Seeks $90M In Patent Suit Vs. Microsoft As Trial Opens

Law360, New York (February 26, 2004, 12:00 AM EST) -- AT&T Corp. has asked a jury in Manhattan to award at least $90 million in damages from Microsoft Corp. in a patent dispute over technology to speed internet transmissions of human voices.

Damages could run as high as $300 million if jurors find Microsoft intentionally infringed on the patent.

Microsoft is challenging the patent's validity.

AT&T filed its lawsuit against Microsoft in a Manhattan U.S. District Court in 2001, alleging an audio file compression method Microsoft incorporated in its Windows operating system infringes on AT&T's intellectual...
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