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Google Search: Antitrust & IP Perspectives

Monday, April 15, 2013

On January 3,2013 the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) concluded its wide-ranging investigation of
allegedly anticompetitive conduct by Google. While a number of other commitments were extracted from Google, the allegations of search bias that initially animated the investigation were not proven, and the FTC even found that some of the investigated conduct may have been procompetitive. In Europe, on the other hand, an investigation into allegations of Google’s search bias and other abusive practices is ongoing.…

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