China’s MOFCOM Grapples With Open Source Issues In Google-Motorola Deal* This past February the US Department of Justice (“DOJ”) and European Commission ( “Commission” ) cleared Google Inc.’s acquisition of Motorola Mobility Holdings Inc. without any conditions. In contrast, on May 19, 2012 the Chinese Ministry of Commerce ( “MOFCOM” ) approved the acquisition subject to what some observers believe were over-cautious conditions linked to a lack of experience and institutional resources. Google Inc. is a provider of internet search and online advertising services as well as the developer of an open source (free of charge) mobile operating system called Android. Motorola Mobility Holdings Inc. manufactures smartphones and computer tablets, and owns approximately 17,000 issued patents and
The Chinese MOFCOM approves acquisition subject to what some observers believe were over-cautious conditions linked to a lack of experience and institutional resources (Google / Motorola Mobility)
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