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Alcatel-Lucent, Microsoft Patent Infringement Case Dismissed

January 19, 2012

(Updates with details of ruling in second paragraph.)

Jan. 18 (Bloomberg) -- Alcatel-Lucent’s patent infringement lawsuit against Microsoft Corp., the world’s largest maker of software, was dismissed by a federal judge after both companies asked to end the case.

U.S. District Judge Marilyn Huff granted the joint motion to ends all claims in the suit with each side agreeing to bear its own costs, according to a filing yesterday in San Diego. No information was given on a possible settlement of the dispute.

In July, a jury awarded Paris-based Alcatel-Lucent $70 million in damages. Huff reduced the award to $26.3 million on Nov. 10.

Alcatel-Lucent sued over technology in Redmond, Washington- based Microsoft’s Outlook program and two other applications.

The case is Lucent Technologies Inc. v. Microsoft Corp., 07-02000, U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York (Manhattan).

--With assistance from Bill Callahan in San Francisco. Editor: Fred Strasser, Stephen Farr

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To contact the editor responsible for this story: Michael Hytha in San Francisco at +1-415-6‘ mhytha

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