Google settles FTC’s patent, search probe

Posted: January 4, 2013 at 1:48 a.m.

Federal Trade Commission Chairman Jon Leibowitz speaks Thursday during a news conference in Washington to announce the conclusion of an antitrust investigation of Google Inc.

Google is pledging to license hundreds of key patents to mobile computing rivals under more reasonable terms and to curb the use of snippets from other websites in Internet search results in a settlement that ends a highprofile antitrust investigation.

Google settles on patents, other antitrust items

Google is agreeing to license certain patents to mobile phone rivals and stop some search practices but in a win, the Federal Trade Commission didn't find enough evidence the company favors its own services in search results. (By AP)
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