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FTC opens formal probe into Motorola Mobility’s licensing terms, acc. to Businessweek

 |  July 2, 2012

Businessweek reports that the Federal Trade Commission has issued a civil investigative demand to Motorola Mobility, regarding its commitments to license standard patents on FRAND terms. Another source has said that the FTC has also requested information from Microsoft and Apple. The FTC is concerned with the ability of Google, who bought Motorola Mobility, to block access to the patents used for smartphones.

The Department of Justice, for its part, is investigating Samsung’s licensing terms, says a different source.

Full content: Bloomberg Businessweek


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