Lawyer: Xbox violated patent

Microsoft Corp. violated a patent to produce its Xbox video game player, a lawyer for Alcatel-Lucent SA told a federal jury.

"Their customers demanded it, so they put it in their products," said John Desmarais, an attorney for a patent trust that lists Alcatel-Lucent as a 99 percent beneficiary. "They make billions of dollars in profits on the products that are made with our technology."

Opening statements began in U.S. District Court today in San Diego in the third of a five-trial series between Paris-based Alcatel-Lucent and Microsoft. Alcatel-Lucent may seek hundreds of millions of dollars on its claim that Microsoft's Xbox console and DVD player infringes a 1993 patent for coding video frames.

Microsoft has stayed mostly on the defensive for the first two trials, though it's now accusing Alcatel-Lucent affiliates of infringing its patents related to messaging systems. In the first two trials, jurors have sided with Alcatel-Lucent.

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Zhuk3889d ago

Another frivolous lawsuit by yet another company jealous of Microsoft's success and innovative drive, these vultures are the ones who should be put on trial

thereapersson3888d ago

Love the comedy, Zhuk! ;-)

GameDev3888d ago

of getting the whacked with the sue hammer, your comments look a little silly.

juuken3888d ago

I had to laugh at that. I give them credit for Windows, but other than that, they're a bunch of greedy bastards.

gamesR4fun3889d ago (Edited 3889d ago )


What gets me tho is how they say their media players free its a major selling point on their product. Well no doubt they'll stall the counter suit for as long as possible...

yesah3888d ago

The funniest thing is that it was a patent from 1993.

gamesR4fun3889d ago

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say what now how many accounts you on anyways and does ms at least pay you minimum wage?

v1c1ous3888d ago

xbox 1 technology or xbox 360?

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