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Google Weighs Mobile-Patent Antitrust Settlement

Published on October 19, 2012
by Amir Efrati

Google Inc. is weighing whether to settle a potential claim by U.S. authorities that it violated antitrust law in the way it handles mobile-device patents, according to a person familiar with the matter.

At issue, according to two people familiar with the matter, is whether Google improperly refused to grant patent licenses to some mobile device competitors and sought court injunctions against them to stop their products from being sold.

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