Google Probe by FTC Ends in Voluntary Changes, Patent Settlement

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Jon Leibowitz, chairman of the Federal Trade Commission , pauses... Nieuwsfoto'sFinanciën,Horizontaal,Internet,Mededingingsrecht,Noord- & Zuid-Amerika,Noord-Amerika,Overheid,Persconferentie,Politiek,Techniek,Verenigde Staten,Voorzitter,Washington DCPhotographer Collection: Bloomberg 2012 BloombergJon Leibowitz, chairman of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), pauses during a news conference in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013. Google Inc. avoiding a potentially costly legal battle with U.S. regulators, ended a 20-month antitrust probe by pledging to change some business practices and settling allegations it misused patents to thwart competitors in smartphone technology. Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images