Google Settles With FTC, Must Apply Search Changes

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everygamer

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Apple has been suing people for years over patents ... and then Google jumps into the fray and within weeks the FTC is all over Google, and Google has to allow other industry companies access to its patents for "fair, reasonable, and non-discriminatory terms." Basically this means they have to pay Google $$.

So the question I have to ask, is with Apple and Samsung both going at it for the last 2 years, why hasn't the FTC got involved and done the same with the both of them. Seriously, if its this easy for the FTC to step in and basically cut down on the litigation going on, why is it sitting on its hands with other companies.
 

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As said in the article :
"to provide competitors with access to patents that cover standardized technologies (aka standard essential patents)"
The FTC doesn't seem to think that Apples and Samsungs patents are standard essential patents.

 

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[citation][nom]in_the_loop[/nom]@everygamerAs said in the article : "to provide competitors with access to patents that cover standardized technologies (aka standard essential patents)"The FTC doesn't seem to think that Apples and Samsungs patents are standard essential patents.[/citation]
[citation][nom]in_the_loop[/nom]@everygamerAs said in the article : "to provide competitors with access to patents that cover standardized technologies (aka standard essential patents)"The FTC doesn't seem to think that Apples and Samsungs patents are standard essential patents.[/citation]
So squared phones with rounded edges, and screen manipulation like good old scifi shows re someway no not essential, good luck to those guys pressing a damn magnifying glass or with their triangle shaped phones!
 

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" President Obama's campaign is getting financial help from people associated with two big tech firms: Microsoft and Google.

Following the University of California, those companies were listed as the second and third top contributors to his re-election campaign "
http://news.cnet.com/8301-13578_3-57503053-38/microsoft-google-folks-are-top-sources-for-obama-funds/

Any questions?
 

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[citation][nom]JohnMD1022[/nom]" President Obama's campaign is getting financial help from people associated with two big tech firms: Microsoft and Google.Following the University of California, those companies were listed as the second and third top contributors to his re-election campaign "http://news.cnet.com/8301-13578_3- [...] ama-funds/Any questions?[/citation]

Didn't seem to pan out to be a very good investment in that case John.
 

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The article title, doesn't match its contents. At a glance it looks like Google was forced by the FTC into changing its search results, but that is not the case.

As a side note, it does smell funny that the FTC would jump Google's a$$ and force them into releasing their Motorola acquired patents, but not do the same with Apple's "We own the rectangle" moto....
 
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