New Google filing presses for role in Microsoft case from the Seattle PI covers how Google has now formally applied for a direct role to participate in how a judge evaluates whether Microsoft’s desktop search in the Vista operating system violates an anti-trust agreement.
In the last installment of this saga, the judge had ruled that she was satisfied with changes that Microsoft proposes to make to how desktop search operates and that if Google disagreed, it needed to work through the US Justice Department and various state attorneys that are party to the Microsoft anti-trust settlement.
Google would prefer to directly address the court. In particular, it wants to prevent the anti-trust settlement from expiring this November, to ensure the proposed changes to desktop search are fully in place. This week’s filing (PDF file) is intended to win over a place at the table from the judge.