Alcatel Lucent Settles Data Compression Patent Spat

Law360, New York (March 29, 2010, 6:43 PM EDT) -- Alcatel Lucent has settled a breach of contract dispute with patent company MPEG LA LLC over digital compression patents that were allegedly diverted to a patent trust created shortly before Lucent Technologies Inc. merged with Alcatel SA.

The settlement, reached in mid-March, resolved litigation in the Court of Chancery of the State of Delaware in and for New Castle County, though exact terms of the deal were not announced.

“We're very pleased with the outcome of the case,” said Garrard Beeney, an attorney at Sullivan &...
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