Judge reverses $1.5 billion Microsoft patent decision

Initial award of $1.5 billion in damages to Alcatel-Lucent has been overturned on appeal as judge rules Microsoft hadn't infringed a disputed patent after all.

Microsoft

Alcatel-Lucent

Fraunhofer Gesellschaft

Alcatel-Lucent spokeswoman Mary Ward said the reversal was "shocking and disturbing" and the company planned to appeal the latest decision. Microsoft said it plans to issue a statement shortly about the decision.

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