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Cases in the News

Response to US Government Announcement on Increased Transparency Regarding National Security Orders
January 27, 2014

Statement from Microsoft About Response to Government Demands for Customer Data
July 11, 2013

Statement of Microsoft Corporation on Customer Privacy
June 6, 2013

Statement of Microsoft Corporation on EU Browser Choice Screen Compliance
Oct. 24, 2012

Microsoft Takes Legal Action Against Barnes & Noble, Foxconn and Inventec for Patent Infringement by Android Devices
March 21, 2011

Case Archives

U.S. Antitrust Case

Information from 1997 to the present related to the antitrust case brought by the U.S. government and a number of state attorneys general.

Trial and Appeal
Settlement Proceedings
Remedies Trial

European Antitrust Case

Information on the European Commission’s 2004 antitrust decision, which was affirmed by the European Court of First Instance in September 2007.

Other Antitrust Cases

Information on the private class-action lawsuits filed in the wake of the U.S. government case, as well as information regarding antitrust inquiries and actions in Asia.

Private Class Action Lawsuits
Japanese Fair Trade Commission
Korean Fair Trade Commission

Antispam Law Enforcement

Information on Microsoft’s global campaign against unsolicited e-mail messages, commonly referred to as “spam.”

Sun Microsystems Inc. and Microsoft

Information from 1996 to 2005 on the legal action and settlement reached between the two companies.

Other Legal Issues

Information on various legal matters, including testimony, court filings and press materials.