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  • FTC brings in a ringer to run Google antitrust investigation

    Perhaps Google Inc. should be on watch. The Federal Trade Commission announced yesterday that it hired Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison Partner Beth Wilkinson to lead its antitrust investigation into whether Google has taken advantage of its prominence in web search advertising.

  • Intellectual Ventures sues Motorola Mobility over patent infringement

    It’s an awkward case for Google. Intellectual Ventures, a firm partly backed by the Internet giant, sued Motorola Mobility Holdings Inc. for patent infringement Thursday, just as Google is working on purchasing the mobile phone maker.

  • Kodak may consider bankruptcy filing to aid patent sale

    This is no Kodak moment. The 131-year-old camera company has not been profitable since 2007 and is in talks with potential bidders for its patent portfolio, which could rake in about $3 billion, according to an estimate by MDB Capital Group.

  • Google assuredly refutes antitrust allegations at Senate inquiry

    Google Inc. Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt confidently debated with U.S. senators yesterday over the claim that his company is unfairly dominating web search engines by suppressing information from competing companies in favor of its own.

  • Internet companies target Google in antitrust hearing

    The battle for internet dominance reaches Capitol Hill, as Nextag Inc., Yelp Inc. and Expedia Inc. attempt to level the playing field with Google Inc. The companies will face the Internet giant in a Senate antitrust hearing Wednesday over whether or not Google unfairly directs users to Google-owned sites, attracting...

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