Award Against Microsoft Upheld

Susan Hall

A federal judge has ruled that Microsoft owes Alcatel-Lucent $512 million from an earlier patent-infringement case, reports Reuters.

 

Judge Marilyn L. Huff upheld an April jury finding that Microsoft infringed on two patents. One deals with the way users select a calendar date from a menu in certain programs, including Microsoft Outlook and Windows Mobile, and the second involves the use of a stylus on a tablet computer, according to an Associated Press story in the Seattle Post-Intelligencer.

 

Microsoft had asked the court to reverse the $357.7 million in damages the original court ordered. But instead, Huff added interest to the original award. Microsoft plans to appeal the latest ruling as well.



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