IBM Accused Of Mainframe Software Market Monopoly

Law360, New York (December 14, 2009, 7:29 PM EST) -- Privately owned software company Neon Enterprise Software LLC has accused IBM Corp. of unlawfully maintaining a monopoly in the mainframe computer software market.

In a complaint filed Monday in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas, Neon claims that IBM has violated the Lanham Act, as well as several state unfair competition and deceptive trade practice laws, by blocking IBM mainframe customers from purchasing Neon's zPrime workload software, which could save customers as much as 90 percent in IBM software licensing fees....
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