In its verdict, the jury assessed damages based on each Windows PC sold since May 2003. The case could have broader implications, should Alcatel-Lucent pursue claims against other companies that use the widespread MP3 technology.
A jury has ordered Microsoft to cough up $1.5 billion in a case brought by Alcatel-Lucent alleging Windows infringes on patents related to MP3 audio technology.
The case could open the door for Alcatel-Lucent to go after other companies that use the widespread MP3 technology.
An Alcatel-Lucent representative praised the ruling.
"We made strong arguments supporting our view, and we're pleased with the court's decision," spokeswoman Mary Lou Ambrus said.
Microsoft hit with $1.5 billion MP3 fine
Posted on Saturday, Feb 24 2007 @ 04:20 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck