CNET News.com: Microsoft says has upper hand, despite bias

Thanks to Ilya Tsindlekht
for this link.

“Despite facing what it considers an anti-Microsoft bias in
press coverage during its landmark antitrust suit, the software
giant believes it actually has the upper hand, according to an
internal memorandum sent to the company’s senior executives by a
member of its legal team.”

“In the email, which runs more than ten pages, David Heiner, a
senior corporate attorney with Microsoft’s Law and Corporate
affairs, writes that some of the allegations of wrongdoing are
quite ‘sensational’ and have received most of the attention. But in
a tone of supreme confidence, he adds: ‘Fortunately, lawsuits are
decided on the basis of law and facts, not allegations and mere

“Heiner noted in his memo that much of the wrangling between
companies that the Justice Department cited as coersion by
Microsoft is nothing more than a reflection of ‘the intensity of
competition with the software industry, routine interactions among
computer companies, or internal discussions of ideas that were
never implemented.'”