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: I think you got your wish
by JAlexoid on Fri 4th Jan 2013 13:53 UTC in reply to "I think you got your wish"
JAlexoid
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Now that the FTC has defanged Google, there will be a lot less patent aggression.

Less!?!?!?!! Were you in a cave for the last 2 years? Google has not started a single patent lawsuit and got to have one only via Motorola acquisition.

This means that there will be a lot more patent battles, less FRAND based ones. But Apple is being defanged by USPTO as well and Germany is still a total mess.

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