A Dutch dealer for Microsoft is suing the convicted monopolist for overcharging Europeans.
According to Abdalla's lawyers, the price difference between Europe and the U.S. is between 30 percent and 50 percent. "The evidence is fairly clear," van der Wal said. "There is a huge price difference, and Microsoft uses its intellectual property to control that."
The practice has been "normal" for American software companies (including CAD vendors) since the days of Lotus 1-2-3, and I am surprise they have not been sued before now.