US and EU give their approval to the Google Motorola Deal
Both the United States Justice Department and European regulators have given the Google Motorola deal their sign of approval. The proposed takeover that was decided mid 2011 had gaining concerns from interested parties, other android using manufacturers and some non related manufacturers as well. Major play for Motorola will give google a huge chunk of patents to play with in the fight ahead with companies like Apple.
The US department of Justice has clarified that the takeover /merger poses no real threat to competition and that it “will not hesitate to take appropriate enforcement action to stop any anticompetitive use of SEP (standard essential patent) rights.”
More approvals are still needed from China, Israel and Taiwan, but, with the two superpowers out of the way, minorities may to really matter.