“Microsoft has joined Apple in filing an antitrust suit against Motorola Mobility in the European Union for allegedly abusing its standard-essential patents,” Neil Hughes reports for AppleInsider.

“Microsoft’s formal competition complaint was filed this week and revealed by the company on Wednesday,” Hughes reports. “It asserts that Motorola Mobility is attempting to illegally block sales of Windows PCs, Xbox game consoles and other products by leveraging patents that are obligated to be offered with fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory (FRAND) licensing.”

Hughes reports, “Microsoft’s formal suit comes only days after it was revealed that Apple has also lodged a complaint against Motorola with the European Commission. Apple’s antitrust suit also asserts that Motorola is not making its standard-essential patents available under FRAND terms.”

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