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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...