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Google Settles With FTC On Antitrust Investigation: Standard-Essential Patents; Advertising; Search Engine Results

Google Settles With FTC On Antitrust Investigation: Standard-Essential Patents; Advertising; Search Engine Results

Roy Choi

Google and the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) agreed on a settlement meant to allow competitors access to patents for critical standard technologies, and online advertisers to allow competitors fairer access to compete with Google's AdWords and vertical products. At the core of the patent issue is whether Google is properly upholding Motorola Mobility's existing agreements with...

Three eBook Publishers Reach a Settlement With the DOJ, Apple Still on its Way to Court

Three eBook Publishers Reach a Settlement With the DOJ, Apple Still on its Way to Court

Mark Hearn#TB

The U.S. Department of Justice announced on Wednesday that it has reached a settlement with three major publishers, following an antitrust lawsuit in relation to eBook price fixing that was filed earlier this morning. Hachette Book Group, HarperCollins Publishers, and Simon & Schuster all agreed to settle out of court, while Apple, Penguin Group and Macmillan Publishers have elected...