EU Probes IBM Over Mainframe Antitrust Concerns

Law360, New York (July 26, 2010, 11:41 AM EDT) -- The European Commission launched two antitrust probes Monday into claims that IBM Corp. has abused its dominant position in the mainframe computer market by illegally tying its operating system to its hardware products and by trying to block other companies from offering maintenance services for IBM mainframes.

The tying investigation stems from two complaints filed by Tampa, Fla.-based T3 Technologies Inc. and Paris-based TurboHercules SAS, which both sell or promote emulator software for mainframe computers. The two companies maintain that IBM is stopping customers from using...
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