NEW YORK (
TheStreet) -- As recently as a month ago I would not have believed
(GOOG) could get out of its antitrust problems with just an agreement to do some things better,
Google's violations of antitrust law were serious.
First, its use of patents obtained with Motorola Mobility was abusive. The Motorola patents dealt with essential mobile phone functions, licensed as part of standards under Fair, Reasonable And Non Discriminatory, or FRAND, terms.
Now, in courts around the world, the company has been demanding new, bigger royalties for these patents, trying to eliminate liability for its own violations of
(AAPL) design patents. In doing this it was, in the view of critics like
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