1. Ry's Avatar
    FTC AND GOOGLE MAY BE READY TO SETTLE PATENT ABUSE INVESTIGATION

    Although earlier reports indicated that United States Federal Trade Commission was ready to sue Google for anticompetitive actions with the patents it acquired from Motorola, Politico is now reporting that the company has entered into talks with federal regulators and a settlement may be announced as soon as this week. Politico speculates that an agreement will force Google (GOOG) to license the industry essential patents it acquired from Motorola on fair, reasonable and nondiscrimination terms to competitors such as Apple (AAPL) and Microsoft (MSFT). Politicos sources note, however, that the final settlement may allow Google to continue seeking injunctions through court actions around the world.

    The Federal Trade Commission has also been investigating Google over its business practices concerning its popular search engine. It has been alleged that the company has unfairly promoted its own services and buried results belonging to competitors.
    12-11-2012 04:49 PM
  2. anjali_jain's Avatar
    Is this the same FTC that is collaborating with Apple to help destroy consumer choice and monopolize the entire smartphone and tablet market through patent trolling ?
    12-12-2012 04:19 AM
  3. JHBThree's Avatar
    Is this the same FTC that is collaborating with Apple to help destroy consumer choice and monopolize the entire smartphone and tablet market through patent trolling ?
    What in gods name are you talking about?

    Apple does not have a monopoly. Educate yourself.
    12-13-2012 01:34 AM
  4. Ry's Avatar
    Last I checked, Android is dominating marketshare.

    Hardly an Apple monopoly. lol.


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    12-13-2012 08:28 AM
  5. jamesmmoore's Avatar
    When matter got serious Google did agree on to settle this patent case. Android dominating the market is true but altogether a different story from this case.
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    03-30-2013 07:07 AM

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