Microsoft Wins in Another Alcatel-Lucent Patent Suit

A week after Microsoft was ordered to hand over $1.5 billion in an Alcatel-Lucent MP3 patent dispute, a federal judge has ruled that the Windows maker did not violate a patent at the heart of a second trial that was set to begin soon. The ruling from the bench by U.S. District Judge Rudi Brewster in San Diego relates to an Alcatel-Lucent patent covering speech coding technology, the companies said.

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