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ITC Takes On Microsoft Patent Case

Law360 (March 20, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The U.S. International Trade Commission has agreed to review a patent infringement complaint over telephone technology brought by Microsoft Corp. against French rival Alcatel-Lucent.

The ITC said Tuesday it planned to launch an investigation on a complaint that the Redmond, Wash.-based company submitted on Feb. 16, which is aiming to block U.S. imports of Alcatel-Lucent products that allegedly violate Microsoft’s patents.

The patents involve devices used to integrate telephone systems.

“We expected the ITC to look at the complaint, and we will vigorously contest these claims,”...
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