Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Microsoft Escapes Patent Infringement

According to the WSJ, it appears that Microsoft has won the appeal for the 1.5 billion in damages in a recent court case with Lucent- Alcatel.  The case involved mp3 royalties related to Windows Media Player and would have been a huge setback to others in the industry who have been paying Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft for the right to use the encoders/decoders.  I was pretty sure sanity would prevail in this case and I’m glad to see the ridiculous decision has been reversed.

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