Microsoft Faces $1.5 Billion Payout

BBC News:

Microsoft must pay French phone equipment firm Alcatel-Lucent $1.52bn (£777m) after a US court ruled the IT giant had infringed audio patents.

Alcatel had sued Microsoft, saying two patents related to the standards used for converting audio into MP3 files had been breached.

I don’t know anything about the details of this case, but $1.5 billion is a lot of money, even for Microsoft.

Thursday, 22 February 2007