Antitrust NewsWatch: February 2005

Sunday, February 27, 2005

EU huddles with Microsoft rivals to see if software giant complies with ruling - MercuryNews.com

"BRUSSELS, Belgium (AP) - European Union antitrust regulators are consulting with software rivals of Microsoft Corp. to see whether the industry giant is complying with last year's landmark EU ruling against it, officials said."
MercuryNews.com | 02/25/2005 | EU huddles with Microsoft rivals to see if software giant complies with ruling

Friday, February 25, 2005

Judge OKs settlement of of Novell lawsuit - Seattle Post-Intelligencer

"SALT LAKE CITY -- A federal judge has tentatively approved a settlement in a securities fraud suit filed by shareholders against Novell Inc. more than five years ago."
Seattle Post-Intelligencer: AP - Business: Judge OKs settlement of of Novell lawsuit

Friday, February 18, 2005

Microsoft Walking Fine Line with Security Push - Reuters.com

"SEATTLE - As Microsoft Corp. prepares to ship new software to protect its Windows operating system, a top target for malicious programers and hackers, the world's largest software maker also faces another threat -- the scrutiny of antitrust regulators fearing the monopolist could choke off competition."
Top News Article | Reuters.com

Friday, February 11, 2005

EU Restarts Review of ContentGuard Deal | Reuters.com

"BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Commission on Friday said it had restarted its review of plans by Microsoft Corp. and Time Warner Inc. to acquire joint control of U.S. ContentGuard Holdings Inc., a maker of anti-piracy software."
Latest Business News and Financial Information | Reuters.com

Thursday, February 10, 2005

Judge: Microsoft pact not a guarantee - Reuters.com

"WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The federal judge overseeing the landmark Microsoft Corp. antitrust settlement said there was no guarantee the pact will put a dent in the company's Windows computer operating system monopoly."
Top News Article | Reuters.com

Sunday, February 06, 2005

How Oracle beat the Department of Justice - LawFuel

"Daniel M. Wall fought the law, and Daniel M. Wall won. A litigation partner at the giant law firm Latham & Watkins, Wall was Oracle's (ORCL ) lead lawyer in last summer's antitrust fight with the Justice Dept."
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Friday, February 04, 2005

Companies Conspire to Cage Pet Standards - SecureID News

"Forget RFID in humans, the real battle is over animal implantation. The fight over pet 'tags' has been raging in the courts for nine months now. And when the dust settles, the real winners - or losers - may be pet owners."
Companies Conspire to Cage Pet Standards : SecureID News

Thursday, February 03, 2005

Paxil Antitrust Class Action Could Cost SmithKline $65 Million - law.com

"SmithKline Beecham has agreed to pay $65 million to settle a class action antitrust suit brought by consumers who alleged they paid inflated prices for Paxil, a popular anti-depressant drug, because the pharmaceutical giant allegedly filed a series of 'sham' patent lawsuits in a campaign to delay any generic version of the drug from reaching the market."
law.com - Article

Tuesday, February 01, 2005

Gates Visits EU Amid Windows Questions - AP via FindLaw

"BRUSSELS, Belgium (AP) - Microsoft Corp. Chairman Bill Gates visits the headquarters of the European Union on Tuesday, at a time when there is still a disagreement with the EU head office over how the software giant should adapt to the landmark ruling against it."
Gates Visits EU Amid Windows Questions