Microsoft ordered to pay $1.52B to Alcatel-Lucent in MP3 case

Taylor, Colleen
March 2007
Electronic News;3/5/2007, Vol. 53 Issue 10, p1
Trade Publication
The article reports on a ruling made by a jury ordering Microsoft Corp. to pay a $1.52 billion damages award to Alcatel-Lucent as part of a patent infringement case regarding digital music technology. Microsoft is less than pleased with the ruling. According to Tom Burt, Microsoft's corporate vice president (VP) and deputy general counsel, the company believes it properly licensed the Motion Picture Experts Group Layer 3 (MP3) audio technology from Fraunhofer.


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