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Reuters: Sendo Sues Microsoft

Dec 30, 2002, 05:30 (16 Talkback[s])
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"The court filings allege that Microsoft, in search of new growth markets but lacking mobile phone expertise, extracted crucial information about the industry from Sendo and passed it on to friendly low-cost contract manufacturers in Asia.

"Privately owned Sendo may claim several hundred million dollars in damages, according to people familiar with the court proceedings.

"'Microsoft's secret plan was to plunder the small company of its proprietary information, technical expertise, market knowledge, customers and prospective customers,' the filing said. 'Microsoft gained Sendo's trust and confidence through false promises that Sendo would be its 'go-to-market-partner'...'"

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