Google, Apple Board Overlap Raises FTC Eyebrows

Law360, New York (May 4, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The Federal Trade Commission has reportedly launched a probe into whether the overlap between the boards of Apple Inc. and Google Inc. as a result of shared directors violates federal antitrust law.

The FTC opened the inquiry to explore whether the fact that Google CEO Eric Schmidt and former Genentech CEO Arthur Levinson are directors of both Apple and Google violates the antitrust law that prohibits a person from sitting on the board of two companies if the common link decreases competition between them, The New...
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