Google has filed a complaint with the European Commission against Microsoft and Nokia, alleging that the two companies are colluding to use patents to block competition. The search company is concerned with Nokia’s transfer last September of 2,000 patents and patent applications to Mosaid Technologies, an alleged patent troll. The patents are standard essential patents that relate to industry standards for wireless technology. The holding of the patents by Mosaid may thus discourage smartphone manufacturers from using the Android OS.
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