Microsoft Pays $536 Million To Settle Antitrust, Patent Litigation

Law360, New York (November 8, 2004, 12:00 AM EST) -- In the latest of a string of settlement deals for Microsoft Corp., the software maker has agreed to pay a $536 million to end antitrust and patent infringement litigation brought by Novell Inc. and a trade group in the European Union.

As part of the agreement, Novell and the Computer and Communications Industry Association agreed to withdraw their litigation against Microsoft in the E.U.

Novell agreed to end its claims over Microsoft's harm to NetWare, a system used for servers, and also withdraw from participation in...
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