DOJ Patent Policy Means FTC Should Think Again about Google Patent Order

Posted by Dave HeinerVice President & Deputy General Counsel, Microsoft Earlier today, the U.S. Department of Justice and the Patent and Trademark Office issued an important policy statement on standard essential patents. We welcome the statement as a significant step forward in ensuring the sound operation of the international standards system. Open standards can thrive…

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Windows 8 Family Safety Settings Help Keep Kids Safer Online

Posted by Jacqueline BeauchereDirector, Trustworthy Computing, Microsoft It’s no surprise that kids today are growing up online.  They use mobile devices to do their homework, play games, connect with friends, and access the wealth of information available on the Web.  Technology gives children access to a host of positive, educational and growth experiences; yet, parents…


From The Citizenship Blog: Microsoft & GOOD Team Up on Give For Youth Challenge

Posted by Jeff MeisnerEditor, Microsoft on the Issues Microsoft and GOOD have teamed up to give you the opportunity to help your favorite youth-focused nonprofit. Today, we are announcing the Microsoft Give For Youth Challenge, a contest where you nominate and vote for nonprofits who support young people around the United States. The Corporate Citizenship…

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The FTC and Google: A Missed Opportunity

Posted by Dave HeinerVice President & Deputy General Counsel, Microsoft The FTC took steps today to address some of Google’s improper business practices. We find it troubling that the agency did not adhere to its own standard procedures that call for the agency to obtain industry input on proposed relief and secure it through an…


Still Seeking Resolution to Search Competition Issues

Posted by Dave HeinerVice President & Deputy General Counsel, Microsoft Two years ago, Microsoft applauded the U.S. Federal Trade Commission and the European Commission when they opened their antitrust investigations into Google’s business practices. We believed then, as we do now, that the future of competition in search is at stake in these investigations. This…