Judge Finds Alcatel-Lucent Infringed Microsoft Patent

Law360, New York (January 29, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- An administrative law judge for the U.S. International Trade Commission has determined that French firm Alcatel-Lucent infringed one of Microsoft Corp.’s patents covering devices that integrate telephones and computers.

Judge Paul Luckern ruled Monday that Alcatel-Lucent’s OmniPCX Enterprise technology violated Microsoft’s patent and said the unified communication system should be barred from being imported into the U.S.

However, the judge cleared Alcatel-Lucent of the rest of the Redmond, Wash.-based software company’s allegations, finding that the enterprise system did not infringe Microsoft’s three other patents, and the...
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