COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado, February 4 /PRNewswire/ --

TAEUS International Corporation, one of the world's leading intellectual property professional services firms, announced today its award by the European Commission of a euro 9M (US$13.2M) contract to its European subsidiary, TAEUS Europe, Ltd., to continue its investigation of Microsoft's interoperability data for communication protocol technology.

The contract was competitively bid and was won by TAEUS Europe, Ltd. As a result of previous work performed by TAEUS, the European Commission, levied fines against Microsoft totaling euro 1.3B for failing to comply with Article 82 of the European Union Treaty.

The new contract will provide for technical monitoring services to support antitrust investigations against Microsoft and other companies in the information technology sector relating to e-mail server software, personal productivity applications and Internet browsers, among others.

We are pleased to be the primary technical investigation team for the European Commission, says Art Nutter, President and CEO of TAEUS International Corporation. Mr. Nutter continues, The antitrust team has a tough job to perform. We are honored to be able to play a supporting role.


TAEUS International Corporation has been serving the intellectual property industry since 1992. They do business with most of the largest patent holders in the world, helping them make money or monetize their patent portfolios.

TAEUS employees regularly author articles in intellectual property news publications. TAEUS is a member of major trade organizations in the intellectual property industry, where they are actively involved in leadership as well as speaking to industry colleagues.

TAEUS offers a broad array of services including reverse engineering and other technical investigations to prove patent infringement for licensing or litigation, IP transactions (sales licensing), and a variety of patent mining and analytics tools and services.

Contact: Matthew P. Troyer Vice President, Marketing TAEUS International Corporation Tel: +1-719-325-5038

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Matthew P. Troyer, Vice President, Marketing of TAEUS International Corporation, +1-719-325-5038