Looks like Alcatel-Lucent is looking for cash and protecting patents.
Verdict spares Microsoft $358M in patent damages
Sep 11, 2:59 PM (ET)
By JESSICA MINTZ
SEATTLE (AP) - A federal appeals court said Friday that Microsoft Corp. does not have to pay Alcatel-Lucent $358 million for patent infringement because of problems with how the damages were calculated.
The disputed patent covers a method of entering information into fields on a computer screen without using a keyboard. Alcatel-Lucent says Microsoft's Outlook calendar and other programs illegally used this technology.