The FTC and Google have reached a settlement on a two-year investigation the agency conducted into the search engine giant’s business practices. In short, Google has agreed to give competitors access to standard-essential patents and allow its advertisers more flexibility in how they use rival search engines. Perhaps most significantly, Google has agreed to refrain from seeking injunctions to block rivals from using its standard-essential patents. “Ultimately the settlement was a win for consumers and perhaps for Google as well,” said CEI’s Ryan Radia.
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FTC Puts Lid on Google Search Teapot Tempest