Microsoft, Nokia Face Google Antitrust Claims In Europe

Law360, New York (May 31, 2012, 10:05 PM EDT) -- Internet search giant Google Inc. filed an antitrust complaint in Europe on Thursday accusing Nokia Corp. and Microsoft Corp. of using patents to hamper competition in the smartphone industry, Google announced Thursday.

The complaint was lodged with European regulators but was also shared with the U.S. Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission.

“Nokia and Microsoft are colluding to raise the costs of mobile devices for consumers, creating patent trolls that sidestep promises both companies have made. They should be held accountable, and we hope...
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