Europe Could Hit Microsoft With $7B+ Fine Over New Internet Explorer Antitrust Violationsview story

http://techcrunch.com – Looks like the European Commission is following through on what it’s been reportedly planning to do for weeks: it has filed a formal complaint against Microsoft for antitrust violations related to Internet Explorer and giving consumers a clear way to choose another browser when using Microsoft’s Windows operating system. (IT news)

The Ruling Is In: Jury Rules In Favor Of Apple Over Samsung In Landmark Case, Samsung Ordered To Pay Over $1 Billion In Damagesview story

http://www.talkandroid.com –   The verdict is officially in folks— Apple has officially claimed victory over Samsung. Based off extensive review and hours of deliberation, the jury believes Samsung not only violated numerous Apple patents, but also Apple has not infringed on any of Samsung’s patents. (IT news)

EC investigates Motorola Mobility over possible patent abuseview story

http://www.itwire.com – The European Commission has opened two formal antitrust investigations against Motorola Mobility to determine if its violating prior commitments given to licence patents essential to standards for cellulr and video technologies fair, reasonable and non-discriminator (FRAND) terms. (IT news)

Two Patent Suits Dismissed by German Court in Apple/Samsung Legal Warview story

http://www.talkandroid.com – It’s no secret that Apple and Samsung are not the best of friends. They’ve been firing legal bullets at each other for quite some time now. (IT news)

US DoJ clears Google's Motorola acquisition, with reservationsview story

http://www.itwire.com – The Department of Justice's antitrust division has cleared Google's proposed acquisition of Motorola Mobility along with the acquisition by Apple, Microsoft and Research in Motion of a number of Nortel patents, and the acquisition by Apple of certain Novell patents , but has expressed concerns about the "ambiguity" of Google's policies around standard essential patents. (IT news)

Microsoft Boosters Want Apple Derailed for Antitrust Violationsview story

http://techrights.org – Summary: Longtime proponents of Microsoft still want Apple crushed, so the advice for Apple ought to be behavioural reform A COMMON enemy of Linux and Microsoft would have to be Apple, which is a company whose value climbed a lot as its anti-competitive practices grew. (General)

Links 12/1/2011: Mageia Joins OIN, Key Developer Leaves Canonical, MeeGo Spreadsview story

http://techrights.org – Contents GNU/Linux Distributions Devices/Embedded Free Software/Open Source Leftovers Clip of the Day GNU/Linux Audiocasts/Shows Linux Outlaws 185 – Arm Dreads (Distro Review Special) In this special episode, Dan reviews Linux Mint 10 and CyanogenMod 6.1 in detail. [GIMP] Episode 154: Compile! This episode is mostly about Linux and competition. (General)

Microsoft-run Patent Cartel Retreats Following Formal Complaint, But Why?view story

http://techrights.org – Summary: Microsoft et al. head for the door just shortly after OSI files a complaint to the German Federal Cartel Office TECHRIGHTS wishes to begin with the good news. Those patents which Novell was going to hand over to Microsoft? Well, that ain’t gonna happen on the face of it. (General)

Microsoft Proxy Entities Continue to Harass Google, Spread Misinformation While Microsoft Distorts the Marketview story

http://techrights.org – Summary: Google is still under pressure from Microsoft’s firing line of existing and former employees, as well as existing business partners MICROSOFT cannot compete anymore. To be fair, it never could compete, not fairly at least, but this time it is ever more evident. (General)

Novell, OIN, and AttachMSFT: Why It Confirms Novell Was Trouble All Alongview story

http://techrights.org – “Our partnership with Microsoft continues to expand.” –Ron Hovsepian, Novell CEO Summary: The writings have been on the wall for 4 years, persistently warning that Novell was a ticking time bomb with its growing pile of software patents and growing relationship with Microsoft NOVELL’S UNIX might still be up for sale, so Novell owning it (General)