Microsoft Seeks New Trial In Patent Case

Law360 (May 15, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Claiming that two recent Supreme Court decisions have undercut a jury ruling which resulted in the largest damages award ever in a patent case, Microsoft Corp. filed a motion on Monday seeking a new trial in its case with rival Alcatel-Lucent.

The same day, Alcatel-Lucent filed papers seeking to add even more money to its $1.5 billion haul from the February jury verdict, which found that Microsoft infringed two patents related to audio MP3 files following a 12-day trial.

“Not only has the verdict provoked public...
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