Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 3rd Jan 2013 20:04 UTC
Legal "As was widely expected, the Federal Trade Commission announced this morning that it has reached a settlement agreement with Google, bringing the commission's antitrust investigations into the search giant to a close. Two different areas of Google's business were being explored: the way it prioritized search results, and the way that Google had sought injunctions against devices that were thought to have infringed upon standards-essential patents from Motorola." Would have loved to see the FRAND system crumble, though. Let the patent mess explode - to change the system, we need disruption, not appeasement.
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RE[3]: I think you got your wish
by kckc on Fri 4th Jan 2013 09:54 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: I think you got your wish"
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Industry rules, what are those? Some imaginary rules that you dreamt off last night?

Reality is that there are only government rules. We can think what we want about patents, but they are enforced by government and nobody else. No amount of reasoning will make government change the rules they see beneficial to them.

All the talk about what is fair and what is not, is waste of time. The name of the game is money and power.
The industry will play by any rules as long as they can make profit. And the government will change the rules to benefit domestic economy as much as they can (and favor domestic companies as much as they can).

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