The FTC recommended not to ban U.S. imports of Microsoft's Xbox 360 and Apple's iPhone, despite patent infringements.
Google, along with with the International Trade Commission, is currently pushing the import ban on Xbox 360 systems and the iPhone for their infringements of industry standard patents held by its Motorola Mobility division.
Citing a potential hindrance to innovation and industry competition, the FTC wants companies to be limited in their ability to request an import ban for products infringing on industry standard patents.
The FTC's position is that industry standard patents should be considered under Reasonable and Non-Discriminatory licensing terms (RAND).
RAND ensures that unfair licensing practices don't cause royalty rates to rise unfairly for industry standards, leading to higher product prices for consumers.
"A royalty negotiation that occurs under threat of an exclusion order may be weighted heavily in favor of the patentee in a way that is in tension with the RAND commitment," the FTC said.
The FTC submitted its comments to the ITC, which is set to make its ruling on the cases in August.