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Motorola Mobility, Samsung Escape EU Fines in Apple Clash

Motorola Mobility and Samsung Electronics Co. avoided fines as European Union antitrust regulators said “patent wars” with Apple Inc. shouldn’t allow consumers to get caught in the crossfire.

Motorola Mobility, which Google Inc. is selling to Lenovo Group Ltd., broke EU antitrust law when it sought and enforced a German legal injunction against Apple over patents for technology for industry-standard products such as mobile phones, the European Commission said. Samsung and the EU finalized a settlement that ends a similar antitrust probe.