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Microsoft Appeals Japanese Antritrust Decision Over Patents

Law360 (July 27, 2004, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Microsoft Corp. has decided to appeal a warning by Japan's Fair Trade Commission over patent-related contract provisions that the FTC says violates the Antimonopoly Law.

"After careful examination of the contents of the recommendation, Microsoft has decided that it is unable to accept the demands of the recommendation, and has today informed the JFTC of this decision," Microsoft said in a statement.

"Microsoft looks forward to further explaining its views and fostering understanding of its position at JFTC hearings," the company said.

Under Japanese law, Microsoft...
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