November 22, 2001 |
The longtime architect of Microsoft Corp.'s aggressive legal strategy will retire next year and be succeeded by a deputy who has focused on fighting software piracy and dealing with government officials, especially overseas. Microsoft General Counsel William H. Neukom, 60, said Wednesday that he will turn over day-to-day leadership to Brad Smith early next year and leave the firm in July after 22 years.
April 17, 1991 |
Microsoft Corp. said Tuesday that its hot-selling Windows 3.0 software program will be included in the ongoing copyright infringement suit filed by Apple Computer, a development that could expose Microsoft to a much-higher financial penalty if it loses the complaint. The software publisher said it was informed Tuesday by Apple lawyers that the 3-year-old lawsuit would be expanded to include Windows 3.
May 17, 2008 |
Peter Magowan, the owner who brought Barry Bonds to San Francisco, built a new ballpark and kept major league baseball in the city, is stepping down as managing partner of the Giants. Magowan, 66, will retire from his duties at the end of the season on Oct. 1 but maintain an ownership stake, the team said Friday. American Bar Assn. President William Neukom, a current partner in the Giants group, will take over for Magowan.
September 9, 1998 |
Microsoft Corp. said Tuesday that allegations it bullied Intel Corp., Apple Computer Inc. and others are irrelevant to a landmark government antitrust case against the software giant. In a 48-page brief reiterating its demand that the case be dismissed, Microsoft said the latest allegations of misconduct have been raised by state and federal antitrust regulators because of "fatal shortcomings" in their original complaint brought last May.
November 12, 1998 |
Addressing a crowd of sympathetic shareholders, Microsoft Corp. Chairman Bill Gates declared that the government's antitrust case against his company contains "outrageous" and "untrue" claims and won't serve the interests of consumers and innovation. "We have incredible respect for the legal system but we look at the case and we have to ask, is this being brought on behalf of consumers or a handful of competitors?"