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Adobe threatens Microsoft antitrust case

Portable lawyers
Fri Jun 02 2006, 15:09
PLANS FOR MICROSOFT to use Adobe PDF software in future Office offerings have broken down and the Wall Street Journal claims that may well lead to antitrust action against the software giant.

The Journal said both firms have been in a tussle for four months over using the PDF feature and claims Brad Smith, Microsoft's lawyer, expects an antitrust action in Europe from Adobe.

The action could well be based on Microsoft's refusal to charge for a feature allowing documents being saved in PDF format, a feature slated to be part of its future Office software.

Just last month Veritas filed action against Microsoft attempting to prevent the release of OS Vista, alleging that the software giant had used code in beta versions without its permission. µ

Wall Street Journal


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