EU Probes MathWorks Over Claims It Stifled Compatible Tech

Law360, New York (March 1, 2012, 6:30 PM EST) -- The European Commission on Thursday began investigating claims that U.S.-based The MathWorks Inc. illegally blocked rivals from reverse-engineering its commercial control system design software in order to develop compatible products, marking the commission’s latest antitrust investigation to focus on interoperability data sharing.

The European Union competition watchdog opened a formal investigation into whether MathWorks has run afoul of the EU's ban on abuse of dominance by distorting the market for the design of commercial control systems, which are used to operate a variety of electronic systems,...
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