“Apple Inc. and LG Electronics Inc. didn’t infringe an Alcatel-Lucent SA unit’s patents for electronic devices including phones and computers, a jury said,” Bill Callahan reports for Bloomberg News.

“The verdict today came after a trial that began Nov. 27 in federal court in San Diego over a 2010 lawsuit by the Paris- based company’s Multimedia Patent Trust accusing Apple and LG Electronics of copying video-compression technology that allows data to be sent more efficiently over communications media, including the Internet and satellites, or stored on DVDs and Blu-Ray disks,” Callahan reports. “Alcatel-Lucent’s attorney, Frederick Lorig, asked jurors to award $172.3 million in royalty damages from Apple and $9.1 million from LG Electronics. Apple was accused of infringing three Alcatel-Lucent patents and LG Electronics was alleged to have infringed two of the patents.”

Callahan reports, “‘We are very pleased with the verdict,’ said Apple’s attorney, Juanita Brooks. Kristin Huguet, a spokeswoman for Apple, declined to comment.”

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