Lucent’s $358M Award In Microsoft Suit Overturned

Law360, New York (September 11, 2009, 5:37 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit on Friday upheld a jury verdict that Microsoft Corp.’s calendar date-picker tool infringed a patent by Alcatel-Lucent, but found that a damages award of $358 million for Lucent was unjustified based on the evidence.

The appeals court affirmed the jury’s finding that the feature included in programs Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft Money and Windows Mobile violated the patent, but ruled the damages amount, which has since grown to more than $511 million due to interest, needed to be...
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