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Microsoft Supports Epic Games’ Complaint Against Apple for Anti-Competitive Practices
By: Rebecca Tapscott
on August 27, 2020 at 8:15 pm
Publication: IPWatchdog.com | Patents & Patent Law

On August 23, Microsoft filed a declaration in support of Epic Games, Inc.’s August 13th Complaint for Injunctive Relief against Apple, Inc., in which Epic alleged that Apple has been using “a series of anti-competitive restraints and monopolistic practices” through its distribution of software applications (apps) and its processing of consumers’ payments for digital content used within iOS mobile apps (in-app content). The declaration emphasized that Epic Games’ Unreal Engine is “a critical technology” for game creators, including Microsoft. It explained that game engines provide game creators with a “developmental environment that delivers the necessary graphics, rendering, physics, sound, networking, and other technologies that enable them to build games that run on multiple platforms.”  Read More>>

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