‘Mobile collusion by Microsoft, Nokia’

Agencies

Posted: Friday, Jun 01, 2012 at 1202 hrs IST

Google

: * Microsoft, Nokia collusion raises prices -Google

* Complaint filed recently with European Commission

Google Inc accused Microsoft Corp and Nokia of conspiring to use their patents against smartphone industry rivals, and said it has filed a formal complaint with the European Commission.

In its complaint, Google claimed Microsoft and Nokia, which cooperate on smartphone technology and production, transferred 1,200 patents for assertion to a group called MOSAID, which the company called a patent troll – a term referring to a holder of patents that litigates them aggressively.

Nokia and Microsoft are colluding to raise the costs of mobile devices for consumers, creating patent trolls that side-step promises both companies have made, the Internet search leader said in a statement, adding that the complaint was filed recently.

They should be held accountable, and we hope our complaint spurs others to look into these practices.

Microsoft said the complaint was a desperate tactic by Google.

Google is complaining

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‘Mobile collusion by Microsoft, Nokia’

Agencies

Posted: Friday, Jun 01, 2012 at 1202 hrs IST

Google

: * Microsoft, Nokia collusion raises prices -Google

* Complaint filed recently with European Commission

Google Inc accused Microsoft Corp and Nokia of conspiring to use their patents against smartphone industry rivals, and said it has filed a formal complaint with the European Commission.

In its complaint, Google claimed Microsoft and Nokia, which cooperate on smartphone technology and production, transferred 1,200 patents for assertion to a group called MOSAID, which the company called a patent troll – a term referring to a holder of patents that litigates them aggressively.

Nokia and Microsoft are colluding to raise the costs of mobile devices for consumers, creating patent trolls that side-step promises both companies have made, the Internet search leader said in a statement, adding that the complaint was filed recently.

They should be held accountable, and we hope our complaint spurs others to look into these practices.

Microsoft said the complaint was a desperate tactic by Google.

Google is complaining

… contd.

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