Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 16th Sep 2010 19:30 UTC
Legal It looks like Google has a serious lawsuit up its tailpipe. Skyhook Wireless, the company that develops technologies for determining the location of cell phones and similar devices, has filed a patent infringement and a tortious interference lawsuit against the search giant, claiming Google's interference cost Skyhook tens of millions of dollars.
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RE: Sherman Act
by syadnom on Thu 16th Sep 2010 22:44 UTC in reply to "Sherman Act"
syadnom
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2010-03-03

Its not applicable. Simply put, google's location application is a component of its other programs. Google's license requires a vendor to maintain compatibility between googles apps if they are used. Google certainly can require motorola to either not ship a product that violates the license, or force motorola to not include googles apps.

This is well within googles rights.

A consumer can choose to switch this but a vendor cannot ship a product in violation of the license.

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