According to The Inquirer Microsoft has lost the long running Alcatel-Lucent patent case. The US International Trade Commission has ruled against Microsoft in the case which accused Alcatel-Lucent of violating four Microsoft patents concerning IP-based phone software.
The ITC concluded that "there is no violation of section 337" which refers to the infringement of intellectual property, despite Paul Luckern, the administrative law judge in the case originally ruling that Alcatel-Lucent did infringe one of the patents concerned.
Microsoft is naturally a little miffed, with spokesman David Bowermaster commenting "We are disappointed that the International Trade Commission reversed Judge Luckern's ruling that Alcatel-Lucent infringed Microsoft's '439 patent. We look forward to receiving the detailed ruling so we can understand the Commission's reasoning."