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Microsoft Wins Xbox 360 Patent Battle With Alcatel

Microsoft Wins Xbox 360 Patent Battle With Alcatel

June 5, 2008 | By Staff

June 5, 2008 | By Staff
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According to a Bloomberg report, Microsoft has triumphed in a court battle against technology company Alcatel-Lucent that sought $419 million in damages, alleging Microsoft's Xbox 360 DVD player infringed on its 1993 patent for "coding video frames."

According to the report, Microsoft also was seeking $11.5 million in counterclaims that Alcatel violated four Microsoft patents. A jury rejected all of the patent claims from both companies.

Bloomberg notes that the two companies are embroiled in a number of other patent suits, with a jury deciding last year that Microsoft was to pay Alcatel $1.52 billion in a suit covering MP3 standards for its Windows Media Player, which is now on appeal from a U.S. District Judge.

A separate jury in April ordered Microsoft to pay Alcatel $368 million in damages for "touch-screen form entry and use of a computer stylus" patents.

Microsoft VP and deputy general council said in a statement to Bloomberg, "This case demonstrates Microsoft's commitment to protect its customers, its partners, as well as the company's intellectual property."


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