One Patent Claim Against Microsoft Dropped - Yahoo! News:
by ELIZABETH MONTALBANO
PCWorld.Com, publication date: 3 March 2007
"According to Microsoft spokesman Jack Evans, a judge in the U.S. District Court in San Diego ruled that Microsoft does not infringe a patent for speech-recognition technology asserted by Alcatel-Lucent.
This is the only patent that was to be considered during a second trial in the series of claims, which had been scheduled in San Diego on March 19, he said. That trial has now been cancelled."