Decision in Microsoft’s EC Appeal Scheduled

Since Google, Motorola Mobility and Samsung have gone and put the spotlight back on unreasonable licensing demands, it’s at least timely that Europe’s second-highest court, the General Court, is going to decide on June 27 whether a Microsoft appeal has any merit.
Back in 2008, the European Commission fined Microsoft $1.14 billion (€899 million) ostensibly for not complying with a 2004 antitrust decision, the first time it ever did such a thing.
What it was really all about was Microsoft asking too much for patent licenses and interface documentation to connect Linux servers to Windows although the EC offered Microsoft no pricing guidelines even when asked.

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