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02 Jun 12 Google Points Finger at Microsoft, Nokia


Google Inc. said it filed an antitrust complaint Thursday in Europe arguing that Microsoft Corp. and Nokia Corp. are using proxy companies to brandish patents and hurt the prospects of Google’s Android mobile-phone software to the advantage of Microsoft’s technology.

Google also plans to share its complaint about patent “trolls” with U.S. competition regulators.

The Internet-search giant alleges that Microsoft and Nokia have entered into agreements that enable entities such as Canada-based Mosaid Technologies Inc. to legally enforce their patent rights and share the resulting revenue.

Google, which hasn’t been sued by Mosaid or related firms, described its filing with …

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