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European Commission clears Google’s acquisition of Motorola Mobility

 |  February 13, 2012

The European Commission has cleared Google’s acquisition of Motorola Mobility. After investigation, the Commission believes that the possibility of Google preventing Motorola’s competitors, such as Samsung and HTC, from using the Android operating system is unlikely. The Commission also concluded that the deal would not significantly affect Google’s position to use Motorola’s standard essential patents to give itself preferential treatment in searches and advertising. Moreover, rivals’ access to Motorola’s standard essential patents would remain open.

Source: EC Press Release


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