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Europe has signed off on Microsoft’s pending acquisition of Nokia’s phone business. On Wednesday morning, the European Commission, the European Union’s antitrust authority, rubber-stamped the deal, saying a review had concluded that the transaction would not raise any competition concerns. The EC’s approval follows by mere days a similar endorsement by the U.S. Department of Justice, and sets the stage for the deal to be completed early next year.
News ByteHTC violated two of the three wireless patents at issue in the case. The full ITC, which has the power to block the importation of products found to infringe U.S. patents, is scheduled to issue a final decision in January.