Novell sues Microsoft over Wordperfect

Network firm Novell said it has sued Microsoft for alleged anti-competitive business practices a clear 10 years ago.It filed suit in a district court in Utah seeking damages after Microsoft allegedly eliminated competition in the office application market during the period Novell owned both Wordperfect and the former Borland app, Quattro Pro.

Novell claims Microsoft held back technical information about Windows which got in the way of it developing versions of both Wordperfect and other office apps.Novell claims Microsoft used its monopolistic might to prevent hardware partners from bundling Wordperfect and the other apps to customers.It claims that part of its case rests on the previous US government case against Microsoft. Microsoft unlawfully maintained a monopoly, the US government found.

News source: TheInquirer

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