Judge okays $1.5bn Microsoft patent fine

by admin May 4, 2007 at 8:25 am

Alcatel-Lucent payout rubber stamped for Media Player infringements

A US Federal judge has approved the $1.53bn damages awarded to Alcatel-Lucent for Microsoft’s patent infringements with its Windows Media Player.

The award was originally made back in February by a jury, but had to be signed off by a Federal judge.

San Diego US District Court Judge Rudi M Brewster agreed with the original verdict that Microsoft’s Windows Media Player software infringes on two patents owned by Alcatel-Lucent.

Full story: vnunet.com