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May 10, 2009


The rabid FTC aside and amok, the U.S. Justice Department has had little stomach to enforce antitrust violations. The Americans let Microsoft off the antitrust hook with a smirk, while the Europeans fined them $1.16 billion. Now Intel, its corporate culture an apparent breeding ground for bully bullshitters, as evidenced by recent top brass opinions regarding "patent fairness," face their own European antitrust swat. The European Commission, which is the executive arm of the European Union, will announce Wednesday its fine for Intel's antitrust shenanigans. One thing these little men don't do well is learn social graces.

Posted by Patent Hawk at May 10, 2009 7:27 PM | Patents In Business


Intel has been fined $1.45 billion by the Europeans for antitrust infractions. Reported by the Wall Street Journal.

Posted by: Patent Hawk at May 13, 2009 8:57 AM