At Least One Judge Ruled it is Okay To Target Android Market for Destruction
In a recent ZD Net article, it was mentioned that an Administrative Law Judge ruled and get more downloads android app, in effect, that Microsoft’s recent actions of suing Barnes and Noble over software patent infringement, regarding B&N’s “Nook,” is perfectly legal: “the mere fact that Microsoft is targeting Android for destruction is insufficient to establish an antitrust violation, let alone patent misuse.”
Is it Anti-trust if Microsoft Destroys the Android Market?
For such practices to be truly monopolistic, it would have to be shown that Microsoft’s actions create an unfair advantage and, in effect, prevent adequate competition in the marketplace.
If Nook, Verizon and others who base their products on the Android operating system are the only real competition, then Microsoft’s actions could be deemed monopolistic.
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