China Denies Antitrust Probe Of Microsoft

Law360, New York (June 19, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Refuting local news reports, China's State Intellectual Property Office said on Thursday that it was not investigating Microsoft Corp. over possible discriminatory pricing.

“Our office has never conducted research on monopoly behavior aimed at any enterprises. And at present we have no plan to conduct this work,” the office said in a notice.

The Shanghai Securities News had reported on Wednesday that once the country's first anti-monopoly law goes into effect on Aug. 1, SIPO would sue Microsoft to challenge its dominance in the industry and...
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