No Love Lost Between Google, Microsoft In Antitrust IP Debate

Law360, New York (April 10, 2013, 10:39 PM EDT) -- Attorneys from Google Inc. and Microsoft Corp. sparred Wednesday over just how active federal antitrust enforcers should be when it comes to patent issues in the technology sector, disagreeing on everything from whether injunctions should be available on standard-essential patents to whether so-called patent privateering poses competition risks.

Google competition counsel Matthew Bye and Microsoft assistant general counsel Greg Sivinski disagreed on nearly every issue raised during a discussion on patent acquisition and antitrust issues at the ABA Section of Antitrust's spring meeting, at times calling...
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