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Microsoft Corp. (MSFT) said Wednesday it has filed a competition law complaint with the European Commission against Motorola Mobility in regard to Motorola's handling of standards-essential patents.
Microsoft said, in effect, Motorola Mobility is attempting to block sales of Microsoft products, as access to certain patents is necessary to make network devices work with an industry standard.
Microsoft claims Motorola Mobility isn't making the patents that are essential to the standards available on "fair and reasonable terms," and "is on a path to kill video on the Web."
Last week, anti-trust authorities in the U.S. and European Union approved Google Inc.'s (GOOG) $12.5 billion acquisition of Motorola Mobility.
"Google as its new owner doesn't seem to be willing to change course," Microsoft said.
-By Frankfurt bureau; Dow Jones Newswires; +49 69 29725501;