Summary Box: Microsoft files EU complaint

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Posted: Feb 22, 2012 12:09 PM
Summary Box: Microsoft files EU complaint

CRYING FOUL: Microsoft lodged a formal complaint with the European Union's competition regulator against Motorola Mobility and Google, saying Motorola's aggressive enforcement of patent rights against rivals breaks competition rules.

GOOGLING: Google is in the process of taking over Motorola for $12.5 billion, the biggest acquisition in the company's history. Microsoft fears Google will continue Motorola's tight hold on key patents.

GETTING NASTY: The complaints are the latest development in increasingly acrimonious disputes between global technology giants over patents on standardized technologies.