Lucent's Damages Cut By $30M In Microsoft IP Row

Law360, New York (November 14, 2011, 3:20 PM EST) -- A California federal judge on Thursday reduced to $41 million Lucent Technologies Inc.’s software patent infringement damages against Microsoft Corp., saying the company had erred in calculating its previous award of $70 million.

U.S. District Judge Marilyn L. Huff ruled that Lucent’s expert witnesses overvalued Microsoft’s Outlook program when calculating damages for the company’s use of Lucent’s software calendaring patent in the email program.

Lucent’s damages experts erroneously assigned a value of $67 to each of the millions of Outlook units the company hypothetically would not...
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