February 25, 2002
Microsoft defends settlement deal
Author: JT Smith
IDG News Service (on PCWorld.com) reports that an Microsoft official is denying that the company is using its antitrust settlement proposal to its advantage. "Based on testimony from a February 8 deposition with Richard Fade, senior vice president of Microsoft's Original Equipment Manufacturer division, the states and some PC makers argued that Microsoft had added 'onerous' terms to its Windows license, including one in which PC makers would be banned from asserting patent claims against Microsoft and Microsoft licensees."