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U.S.: Google considers settlement with FTC over Motorola patent investigation

 |  October 21, 2012

In response to the FTC’s recent investigation into whether Google has been improperly using Motorola’s patents against its competitors, Google is reportedly considering a settlement with the FTC, though it is unclear exactly what that settlement may be. According to two sources obtained by the Wall Street Journal, the Commission is investigating claims that Google has violated antitrust law by refusing to grant essential patent licenses to competitors such as Apple and Microsoft after the company acquired Motorola last May. Google has been under investigation by the FTC for over a year but it is only recently that the concerns focused on Google’s alleged misuse of Motorola patents.

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