Groklaw: Step Into My Parlor, Said the Spider to the Fly–MS’s Royalty-Free Protocol Licenses

“South Korea’s Fair Trade Commission has widened its
investigation into Microsoft’s alleged antitrust practices, after
RealNetworks filed a complaint charging Microsoft with violating
fair business practices by bundling Media Player into its operating
system, the same charge that prevailed in the EU.

“Meanwhile, Microsoft is quietly moving forward with its patent
plans. News.com has a fascinating article that quotes a spokesman
as saying that they are seeking to enter into cross-licensing deals
with the top 30 technology companies, so that they can have access
to the patents they are most interested in and can offer their
customers indemnification from patent infringement lawsuits…”