Alcatel-Lucent Denied Mistrial In Apple, LG Patent Fight

Law360, New York (January 17, 2013, 3:02 PM EST) -- A California federal judge on Wednesday refused to grant an Alcatel-Lucent SA unit's bid for a mistrial in a patent infringement case against Apple Inc. and LG Electronics Inc. over video compression technology.

U.S. District Judge Marilyn L. Huff said comments made by Apple's attorneys during closing statements didn't influence the jury's finding that devices produced by the iPhone maker didn't violate Alcatel unit Multimedia Patent Trust patents. The jury delivered a verdict in December in favor of Apple and LG.

During deliberations, jurors asked questions...
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