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Microsoft Sues Alcatel-Lucent Over Messaging

Law360 (December 14, 2006, 12:00 AM EST) -- Software giant Microsoft Corp. has taken aim at French communications provider Alcatel-Lucent in a patent infringement suit over a slew of its messaging patents.

Microsoft lodged the suit Tuesday in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California, alleging that Alcatel-Lucent willfully violated 10 of its patents covering technology for transmitting a message at a future delivery time to a receiving device with either a telephony-centric or a data-centric network.

Microsoft’s action comes a few weeks after the U.S. unit of Alcatel-Lucent, formerly known...
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