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FTC Finalizes Google Standards-Essential Patent Deal

Published on July 24, 2013
by John Paczkowski

The Federal Trade Commission today finalized its settlement with Google over the company’s alleged misuse of the standards-essential patents it gained as part of its $12.5 billion acquisition of Motorola Mobility in 2011. The final order requires Google to license those standards-essential patents on fair, reasonable, and nondiscriminatory (FRAND) terms, and prevents the company from using them as a weapon against rivals by seeking product injunctions and importation bans based on them.

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