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Microsoft Takes Legal Action Against Barnes & Noble, Foxconn and Inventec for Patent Infringement by Android Devices
March 21, 2011
Statement from Horacio Gutierrez, corporate vice president and deputy general counsel of Intellectual Property and Licensing.
Related Blog Post - Android Patent Infringement: Licensing is the Solution

Microsoft Files Supreme Court Brief in Case Against i4i (.pdf file)
Jan. 26, 2011
Microsoft filed its brief before the Supreme Court in Microsoft v. i4i, a case to restore balance in the patent system and protect American innovation.

Microsoft Files Patent Infringement Action Against Motorola
Oct. 1, 2010
Statement from Horacio Gutierrez, corporate vice president and deputy general counsel of Intellectual Property and Licensing.



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U.S. Antitrust Case

Information from 1997 to the present related to the antitrust case brought by the U.S. government and a number of state attorneys general.
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Information on the European Commission’s 2004 antitrust decision, which was affirmed by the European Court of First Instance in September 2007.

Other Antitrust Cases

Information on the private class-action lawsuits filed in the wake of the U.S. government case, as well as information regarding antitrust inquiries and actions in Asia.
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Japanese Fair Trade Commission
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Information on Microsoft’s global campaign against unsolicited e-mail messages, commonly referred to as "spam."

Information from 1996 to 2005 on the legal action and settlement reached between the two companies.

Information on various legal matters, including testimony, court filings and press materials.


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