FTC Staff Reportedly Recommends Google Lawsuit


Google Inc. should be sued by the Federal Trade Commission for trying to block competitors’ access to key smartphone-technology patents in violation of antitrust law, the agency’s staff told commissioners in a formal recommendation, according to four people familiar with the matter. A majority of the agency’s five commissioners are inclined to sue, according to the people, who declined to be identified because the matter isn’t public.

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