17 Aug '11, 3am

New blog post: Google to acquire Motorola Mobility

This is a surprise to a lot of people. Google announced recently that they have agreed to buy Motorola Mobility for $12.5 billion. Relax, it’s not the entire Motorola. Motorola was split into Motorola Mobility and Motorola Solutions in January 2011. Google is just going to acquire the Mobile Devices division of Motorola. It seems like the main reason for Google to acquire Motorola Mobility is for their patents. Motorola has more than 17,500 patents and 7,500 patent applications. It is quite a good bargain if you compare that with the $4.5 billion that Apple, Microsoft, RIM, Sony, EMC and Ericsson paid last month for 6000 Nortel patents . (That’s assuming that quantity matters in patent lawsuit) Google needs these patents badly to built up its patent portfolio for defense against Apple and Microsoft. Not just for themselves, also for their partners like Samsung and HTC who ...

Full article: http://blog.dk.sg/2011/08/17/google-to-acquire-motorola-m...

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