A Tale Of Two Microsoft Cases

Law360, New York (January 5, 2010, 12:08 PM EST) -- It was the best of times. In September 2009, the Federal Circuit reversed a $357 million damages award in a patent infringement case in favor of Alcatel-Lucent against Microsoft involving Microsoft’s Outlook product. Lucent Tech. Inc. v. Gateway Inc., 580 F.3d 1301, 1324 (Fed. Cir. 2009).

It was the worst of times. In December, the Federal Circuit affirmed a $290 million damages award (and an injunction) in a patent infringement case in favor of i4i LP and others against Microsoft involving Microsoft’s Word product. I4i LP...
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