Microsoft and Google step back from all patent disputesStaff writer ▼ | April 22, 2016
Microsoft and Google said they have agreed to drop all regulatory complaints against one another to work out such concerns between themselves in the future.
Technology "Our companies compete vigorously"
"As a result, following our patent agreement, we've now agreed to withdraw regulatory complaints against one another."
The U.S. technology industry rivals late last year agreed to end all patent infringement litigation against each other.
A Microsoft spokesman told AFP that the decision to withdraw its regulatory complaints against Google around the world reflected "changing legal priorities" while the companies continue "competing vigorously."
Word of the accord came just days after the European Union opened a new anti-trust battle with Google, charging the US tech giant with abusing the dominance of its Android mobile phone operating system.
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