Microsoft Corp definitely isn't having the best of weeks. First the news of Google Apps going pro is a huge concern for them, and now a federal jury in San Diego has ordered Microsoft to pay $1.5 billion to Alcatel-Lucent in a patent dispute over MP3 audio technology used in Windows.
In its verdict, the jury took into the account all the Windows PCs sold since May 2003. This entire episode can have some serious repurcussions as Alcatel-Lucent might now seek royalties from the other technology companies like Apple, Intel and Texas Instruments. Read the detailed coverage with the representatives of either parties here at TechBridge.