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Consent order in relation to the establishment of a confidentiality ring.

Claim for damages brought by JJH Enterprises Limited against (1) Microsoft Corporation, (2) Microsoft Limited and (3) Microsoft Ireland Operations Limited in respect of alleged breaches of section 18 of the Competition Act 1998 (the “1998 Act”), Article 102 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (“TFEU”) and/or Article 54 of the Agreement on the European Economic Area (the “EEA Agreement”) and alleged breaches of section 2 of the 1998 Act, Article 101 TFEU and/or Article 53 of the EEA Agreement regarding the sale of software licences.

Microsoft's tussle with ValueLicensing over perpetual licensing terms has taken another turn after the software reseller asked the Competition Appeal Tribunal (CAT) to strike out parts of Redmond's amended defense.

In a David and Goliath-style confrontation, a software reseller has thrown down the gauntlet at Microsoft’s feet, challenging the tech behemoth in a titanic £270 million ($343 million) antitrust lawsuit. The accusation? Microsoft, the Goliath of the tech world, stands accused of employing its colossal might to squash the thriving market for reselling its software licenses.

A software reseller has launched a bid to hobble Microsoft's defense to a £270 million ($343 million) claim that the technology giant broke antitrust laws by trying to stifle the resale market for its software licenses. ValueLicensing said Friday it has asked the U.K. Competition Appeal Tribunal to strike out part of Microsoft's defense that any anti-competitive conduct was "objectively justified."