5 Companies That Dropped The Ball This Week


Google Denied In Bid To Block U.S Sales Of Microsoft Products

Google's attempts to wield its Motorola Mobility patents to block Microsoft from selling certain products -- a somewhat Machiavellian scheme for a company that professes to "do no evil" -- were foiled by a federal judge this week. As reported by Bloomberg, Judge James Robart of the U.S. District Court in Seattle reminded Google of its earlier pledge, made while it was petitioning regulators to let its $12.5 billion acquisition of Motorola Mobility to go through, not to abuse the patent trove that came with the deal.