Friday, January 04, 2013

Google’s Lawyers Work Behind the Scenes to Carry the Day - NYTimes.com

One of several domains in which Google may be tempted to send Microsoft a thank-you note
"“Google had the Microsoft case as a template,” said Kevin Werbach, an associate professor at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. “Google just had to convince the regulators it was sufficiently different from Microsoft.”
One lesson for Google executives was to play nicely with the regulators. Microsoft’s executives were known for their uncooperative demeanors during their tangle with the government. But even Mr. Schmidt, known for speaking candidly, was on his best behavior.
Google, and its lawyers and hired experts, also argued forcefully that this case was different than the one against Microsoft. For one, they pointed out again, the technology world is so different. At the time of the Microsoft inquiry, its software was the main on-ramp to the Internet."
Google’s Lawyers Work Behind the Scenes to Carry the Day - NYTimes.com
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