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FTC settlement good for consumers, clarifies regulations, says antitrust lawyer

 |  January 4, 2013

Antitrust attorney David Balto argues in the wake of the unanimous decision by the Federal Trade Commission to end its antitrust case against Google that, while controversial, the end result is “certainly good for consumers.” What’s more, Balto argues that the longstanding investigation into Google – and its outcome announced Thursday – shows the strength of the U.S. Federal Trade Commission in its negotiating tactics, which he says ultimately clarified FRAND commitment enforcement by regulators. The result is, according to Balto, “a great first step to eliminate the opacity, posturing and gamesmanship present in high-tech patent litigation.”


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