A federal judge has ordered Microsoft to pay Alcatel-Lucent $511.6 million in damages and interest, letting stand a jury's decision that the software maker infringed on two patents. Judge Marilyn L. Huff also raised the amount of damages due Alcatel-Lucent. The amounts now include prejudgment interest to compensate for how long it took to resolve the matter. Microsoft vowed to appeal the decision, which marked the latest move in a five-year-old patent scuffle between the two companies.
Judge Ups Damages in Patent Dispute; Microsoft to Pay $512 Million
The Associated Press
June 23, 2008