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Jury Rules Microsoft To Pay $1.5B

Law360 (February 22, 2007, 12:00 AM EST) -- The largest damages amount in a patent case was awarded Thursday when a San Diego jury found that Microsoft Corp. infringed on patents held by Alcatel-Lucent and should pay over $1.5 billion to its rival.

After a few days of deliberation, the jury in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California found that Alcatel-Lucent had proved that Microsoft’s Windows Media Player infringed on two patents held by Alcatel-Lucent. The jury also found that Microsoft had failed to prove during the 12-day trial that...
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