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December 23, 2006

Microsoft sues Alcatel

Posted by David Hunter at 9:23 AM ET.

Microsoft dropped off a holiday gift for occasional partner Alcatel yesterday – Microsoft Sues Alcatel-Lucent over Future Messaging (via

Microsoft filed suit against Alcatel-Lucent in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California, claiming the French company is infringing on 10 of its patents involving future methods for transmitting combined voice and data messages.

Microsoft is seeking triple damages, pre- and post-judgment interest, attorneys fees and a full injunction against Alcatel-Lucent.

There are more details on the technology by following the link, but presumably this is a counter suit in response to Alcatel’s suit against Microsoft from late November.

Filed under Alcatel-Lucent, Coopetition, Microsoft, Patent Lawsuits, Patents

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