3M, Others Oppose Microsoft In $511M Spat

Law360, New York (February 20, 2009, 12:00 AM EST) -- Thirteen companies, including Procter & Gamble Co. and 3M Co., have filed an amicus brief in support of Alcatel-Lucent in a long-running patent dispute that Microsoft Corp. appealed after a judge ordered it to pay $511.6 million.

On Feb. 9, in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, the law firm Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner LLP filed the brief on behalf of the 13 companies. The brief argues against limiting patent awards, which Finnegan said that opposing amici in the case from...
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