I’m in Luxembourg today to watch the Microsoft hearing before the Court of First Instance. Two years ago, the European Commission found Microsoft guilty of abusing its dominant market position and imposed a record €497m ($613m) fine and ordered it to disclose key elements of its IP and offer a striped down version of Windows. The version of Windows that Microsoft was forced to put on the market hasn’t been popular and it will be interesting to see how that plays out this week. While this story is happening in Europe, it has broad implications for all American companies.
This is crossposted from www.soniaarrison.com where I am posting a bunch of comments from the hearings.