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 William Kovacic - “You can count on one hand the big monopolization success stories you can count on more than one hand the failures,”
 William Kovacic - “I think the intriguing thing in the afternoon was the chief judge led the charge against the government's case on some of these issues.”
 William Kovacic - “Microsoft succeeded in taking the initiative on the appeal, ... I don't think the government really thought through all of the possible scenarios, and Microsoft ended up outmaneuvering them.”
 William Kovacic - “The chances are greater than zero, but not much. Regardless of who's asking for an injunction, the chances are very remote that one would be granted in time.”
 William Kovacic - “The more time Microsoft has, it makes it harder for the government to establish a remedy that would limit Microsoft's flexibility in selling Windows 98, ... Each month that goes by makes it harder to obtain effective relief.”
 William Kovacic - “I would be surprised if there are no discussions. But the intensity and fruitfulness of the talks will depend on how Jackson writes his findings of fact. He would have to give each side something to worry about.”
 William Kovacic - “What this means is the suit will not go on for 20 years,”
 William Kovacic - “This is the government's and Jackson's dilemma, ... No serious remedy will be put into place until the appeals process is finished. It's like someone knowing he's sick, but he gets a prescription that can't be filled for three years.”
 William Kovacic - “Nothing that had real substantive punch in the government's original proposal was watered down. The government's filing today is designed to give Microsoft the sense that the process in the remedy phase was carried out correctly, and it provides the judge with ammunition that he could use as a rationale for the measures contained in his final ruling.”
 William Kovacic - “It shows the ruling is basically going to be the government's proposed order, consisting of a two-way split and interim remedies.”
 William Kovacic - “His antipathy toward the defendant is apparent, ... Jackson was careless in the order last fall when he issued the injunction without a hearing. He can't do that again here.”
 William Kovacic - “In the modern era, these cases have been very hard to win and the government's track record is very mixed,”
 William Kovacic - “The states have suggested they want limits on Microsoft's development of WebTV, which they view as an extension of Microsoft's products to other new media, ... The states want to forestall Microsoft capturing those technological paths as well.”
 William Kovacic - “The states have suggested they want limits on Microsoft's development of WebTV, which they view as an extension of Microsoft's products to other new media. The states want to forestall Microsoft capturing those technological paths as well.”
 William Kovacic - “The states have suggested they want limits on Microsoft's development of WebTV, which they view as an extension of Microsoft's products to other new media,”
 William Kovacic - “They have to take the additional step of explaining the reason everyone does these types of deals is because it's pro-competitive, ... The government argues that other companies make these deals because they are driven to the wall to stay alive, that they're driven to these desperate measures because Microsoft forced them to.”
 William Kovacic - “Each side will be describing a different planet.”
 William Kovacic - “I think in many ways, Microsoft has planted some seeds of doubt about the government's hypotheses,”
 William Kovacic - “They would be asking the court to stand in the way of a major product introduction,”
 William Kovacic - “Norris, more than anyone else, showed how difference in royalty terms reinforced Microsoft's control over equipment suppliers,”
 William Kovacic - “The great psychic fear in the Justice Department is that it will achieve a hollow victory, ... There will be this declaration of a violation of the law, but they will not have effective solutions to restore competition.”
 William Kovacic - “This is the first time going back to 1890 in which the key assets of the company to be broken up consist of human beings and ideas. Who can predict what these people will do, and how effective the entities will be”
 William Kovacic - “The public face was how frightful, but the internal sense of the company was how delightful. There were a number of ambitious managers in charge of the subsidiaries who thought they could manage the company better than the folks at 26 Broadway.”
 William Kovacic - “Microsoft wants to postpone as long as possible the creation of a document that describes how the company could be broken up.”
 William Kovacic - “This company is supremely adaptable, ... They're buying their way into the cable business and technological alternatives. The government's fear is that Microsoft will get off the existing platform Windows-based computers and on another. The government is confident that this company did something wrong, but they're not confident of what to do about it.”

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