Calif. Jury Says Apple, LG Don't Infringe Alcatel Patents

Law360, New York (December 13, 2012, 7:11 PM EST) -- Apple Inc. and LG Electronics Inc. phones and mobile devices didn't infringe Alcatel-Lucent SA patents covering video compression technology, a California federal jury said Thursday.

The verdict was delivered following a trial that began on Nov. 27 in San Diego over Alcatel-unit Multimedia Patent Trust's claims that Apple's iPod, iPhone and MacBook, as well as LG phones including the Chocolate Touch violate its patents.

MPT's attorneys argued during the trial that the patents were important for quickly downloading and viewing videos on electronic devices. The San...
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