Tablet Technology Involved in Alcatel-Lucent Suit

The big news over the past day has been the $511.6 million patent lawsuit brought by Alcatel-Lucent. A federal judge recently ordered that a previous jury decision stands regarding Microsoft’s infringement on two patents.

In addition to the Outlook / Windows Mobile calendaring part of the suit, the jury found that Microsoft and Dell had infringed a Alcatel-Lucent patent related to the use of a stylus on tablet pcs. Microsoft must pay $10.4 million, while Dell must pay $70,000.