Excerpts: “Intel and Microsoft Added to Apple Lawsuit.”

  • “One of our big leads in the industry is in multimedia,” said Michael H. Spindler, Apple’s chairman. “This has been an area of major investment for Apple. This is one of our battle horses.”
  • Apple officials characterized the action of adding its two competitors to the suit as a last resort taken only after attempts at settling the dispute were rebuffed.
  • Apple officials said they had spoken with William H. Gates, Microsoft’s chairman, and they said he had not seemed interested in resolving the issue.

Source: New York Times