Lucent Wins Partial Appeal Against Microsoft, Dell

Law360, New York (May 8, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A federal appellate court has partially reversed a lower court ruling, reinstating a dispute over one patent between Alcatel-Lucent, Microsoft Corp. and Dell Inc. while also finding that Microsoft and Dell were rightly granted summary judgment of noninfringement of another Lucent patent.

In a lengthy decision issued Thursday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit reversed part of a summary judgment order issued last year that dismissed Lucent’s claims of infringement against Microsoft, Dell and Gateway Inc. regarding two patents covering very different technologies....
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