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Tell it to the judge

From mighty Microsoft to the maker of BlackBerry e-mail devices, several technology companies find themselves in court Wednesday.

From mighty Microsoft to the maker of BlackBerry e-mail devices, several technology companies found themselves in court Wednesday. Topping the list, Microsoft and attorneys for several states presented closing arguments in the historic antitrust case. Meanwhile, memory chip designer Rambus was the target of an antitrust suit filed by the Federal Trade Commission, and Research In Motion filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Good Technology. When the going gets tough, the tough go to court?

States ask judge to curb a vain Microsoft
update The plaintiff states in the antitrust case tell the judge that the software giant "still doesn't get it," and implore her to "tell them what it's all about."
June 19, 2002

Rambus target of FTC antitrust suit
The Federal Trade Commission alleges that the memory-chip designer deliberately deceived the industry by not disclosing its patent plans to a standards body.
June 19, 2002

RIM sues rival Good over patents
update Research In Motion files a patent infringement lawsuit against Good Technology, accusing the handheld start-up of violating its intellectual property rights.
June 19, 2002

Burst.com accuses Microsoft of theft
The streaming company files a suit that alleges the software giant bullied Burst.com partners and customers and stole the streaming company's technology.
June 19, 2002

Micron, Samsung called in chip probe
The semiconductor companies say they have received subpoenas seeking information for an industrywide U.S. probe into alleged anticompetitive practices among DRAM chipmakers.
June 19, 2002