Google Gets FTC Victory on Antitrust, Loss on Patents

January 3, 2013

The Federal Trade Commission found that Google had not violated antitrust or anticompetition statutes in the way it structures its Web search application — handing a big victory to the search giant in its ongoing dispute with regulators. But the commission found that Google had misused its broad patents on cellphone technology, and ordered Google to make that technology available to rivals.

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