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AT&T v. Microsoft (A): IP Litigation Strategy
This case examines a hard fought litigation over a patent that originated at Bell Labs. It illustrates the challenges that technology companies face today innovating in a complex intellectual property environment in fields where there is a high amount of cumulativeness. The case highlights the leverage that good strategic thinking can bring to influencing the outcome.
Keywords: Technological Innovation;
Lawsuits and Litigation;
Conflict and Resolution;