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    Chinese lawyer puts Microsoft in the hot seat

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    | Dong Zhengwei, a partner with Beijing-based Zhongyin law firm, has attracted
    | the attention of multinational corporate executives and the legal community
    | alike, after he filed a complaint against Microsoft with China’s
    | anti-monopoly regulators and proposed that a US$1bn fine be imposed on the
    | global software giant.
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    http://asia.legalbusinessonline.com/...5/details.aspx

    Immersion settles suit with Microsoft

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    | Immersion Corp, which develops and licenses touch feedback technology, said
    | it will pay $20.75 million to software maker Microsoft Corp as part of the
    | settlement of a litigation.
    |
    | The companies agreed to resolve Microsoft's claim under a 2003 sublicense
    | agreement, as well as Immersion's counterclaim that Microsoft breached a
    | confidentiality agreement dated May 2007, Immersion said in a statement.
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    http://www.reuters.com/article/techn...10039720080826


    Recent:

    CF files FTC complaint against Microsoft

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    | The Consumers' Foundation (CF), a private consumer watchdog, filed a
    | complaint yesterday with the Fair Trade Commission (FTC) against Microsoft
    | over the software giant's pulling Windows XP from the Taiwan market in line
    | with its migration to the new operating system Vista.
    |
    | The CF urged the government body to impose sanctions on Microsoft for the
    | termination of Windows XP sales in Taiwan.
    |
    | "We suggest that the FTC slap Microsoft with a heavy fine for impairing
    | market fairness," said CF Acting Chairman Hsieh Tien-jen while delivering the
    | complaint to the commission.
    |
    | [...]
    |
    | "Sixty-seven percent of local users want a return of XP to the market," he
    | said, citing the results of another poll.
    |
    | He described Microsoft's marketing strategy as an abuse of consumer rights.
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    http://www.chinapost.com.tw/business...4/CF-files.htm


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    | Poland’s Office for Competition and Consumer Protection (UOKiK) claims
    | that selling laptops with obligatorily preinstalled Microsoft's
    | Windows operating system constitutes a monopolistic practice and is
    | restrictive to competition....
    |
    | The investigation, instigated in December 2007, as a result of many
    | complaints filed with the UOKiK by Polish consumers, has revealed that
    | breaching antimonopoly principles in commonplace among computer
    | hardware and software producers.
    |
    | "[Consumers] complained that they could not make their own choice of
    | an operating system when buying a laptop", Malgorzata Cieloch, UOKiK's
    | Spokesperson has told Gazeta Wyborcza."
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    http://www.polskieradio.pl/thenews/business/?id=89689


    HU: Hearing on Competition Office complaint over Microsoft deal

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    | The Metropolitan Court's (Fővárosi B*róság) second hearing on a complaint by
    | Hungary's Competition Office over a government software tender
    | requesting "Microsoft or equivalent solutions" is scheduled for 1 September,
    | the Hungarian IT news site IT Cafe reports.
    |
    | The Competition Office in March decided to take the Hungarian Public
    | Procurement Authority to court for refusing to annul the 25 billion HUF
    | (about a 100 million euro) tender. The request to cancel the software tender
    | was filed earlier that same month by three Hungarian IT companies
    | specialising in Open Source software solutions, ULX, Multiráció and Open SKM.
    |
    | The companies say that the tender is anti-competitive since it explicitly
    | calls for Microsoft products.
    |
    | The Public Procurement Authority denied the request.
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    http://osor.eu/news/hu-hearing-on-co...microsoft-deal


    Steve Ballmer Receives the Egg-treatment in Budapest

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    | Update#2: OK, enough of the fun part. As the story circulates people start
    | wondering what may be the background, and since the only sources are in
    | Hungarian, here’s a summary of the circumstances:
    |
    | * * A Hungarian Government bid, worth $25B Hungarian Forints, roughly $157M
    | * * was allegedly skewed towards MS. (A ‘competitive’ bid with wording that
    | * * all but ensures only Microsoft meets the requirements.) A Hungarian
    | * * Watchdog Body (sort of like the FTC in the US) challenged the bidding
    | * * process via the Court system, and a trial date was set for today. The
    | * * trial was suddenly and unexpectedly rescheduled just as Ballmer arrived
    | * * in Budapest. So there may be a perception of the Bully lobbying there.
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    http://www.zoliblog.com/2008/05/19/s...t-in-budapest/
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  2. Re: [News] [Rival] More Microsoft Lawsuits, Antitrust

    Roy Schestowitz wrote:

    > Chinese lawyer puts Microsoft in the hot seat
    >
    > ,----[ Quote ]
    >> Dong Zhengwei, a partner with Beijing-based Zhongyin law firm, has
    >> attracted the attention of multinational corporate executives and
    >> the legal community alike, after he filed a complaint against
    >> Microsoft with China's anti-monopoly regulators and proposed that a
    >> US$1bn fine be imposed on the global software giant.

    > `----
    >
    > http://asia.legalbusinessonline.com/...5/details.aspx



    "However, Zhang Yaqin, a global vice-president of Microsoft responded to the
    allegation by stating that genuine Microsoft products have a very low market
    share in China and that therefore Microsoft did not even have the
    preconditions of conducting monopoly activities in China."




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