Microsoft Corp. and Lucent Technologies Inc. have ended their fight over a $41 million damages verdict against Microsoft in a suit over its alleged infringement of software interface patents in programs like Microsoft Outlook, an attorney for Lucent said Thursday.
A California federal judge on Thursday reduced to $41 million Lucent Technologies Inc.’s software patent infringement damages against Microsoft Corp., saying the company had erred in calculating its previous award of $70 million.
Microsoft Corp. argued Friday that Lucent Technologies Inc. used faulty calculation methods in determining that it was entitled to $70 million in damages for infringement of a software patent, and that the damages verdict in the long-running fight should be cut to $5 million.
A California federal jury on Friday said that Microsoft Corp. should pay Lucent Technologies Inc. $70 million for infringing a patent covering on-screen computer tools, overriding an earlier jury's $358 million verdict.
A federal judge in California on Monday rejected Lucent Technologies Inc.'s bid for sanctions against Microsoft Corp. in a long-running patent infringement dispute over on-screen computer tools.
In a setback for Microsoft Corp. in its long-running dispute with Alcatel-Lucent, a federal judge has upheld a jury’s finding that the software giant infringed two of Alcatel’s patents and ordered it to pay $511.6 million in damages and interest.