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Google Goes Shopping, Motorola + Its 24,000 Patents In The Cart For $12.5 Billions

We all know that Microsoft, Apple and Oracle are behind Google & Android mobile  manufactures for milking money with Patent litigations. In order to protect itself and Android manufactures Google proposed to buy Motorola Mobile for $12.5 billion dollars.

If this deal gets regulatory nod then Google will become one of the major mobile device manufacturer as well as a owner of 24,000 mobile patents. With these patents, Google will get chance to fight back with Microsoft, Apple and Oracle.

Larry Page, the CEO of Google , in a blog post today announced

Our acquisition of Motorola will increase competition by strengthening Google’s patent portfolio, which will enable us to better protect Android from anti-competitive threats from Microsoft, Apple and other companies

Tech Pundits Reaction on Google’s Motorola Mobility Purchase Bid

Wall Street Journal Blog: Google-Motorola: It’s All About the Patents says

The word “patent” was mentioned 24 times on Google’s conference call this morning to discuss the Motorola Mobility deal. Over and over, Google newbie CEO Larry Page and other executives talked about how Motorola Mobility’s portfolio of thousands of patents will help protect Google and its Android phone software from “anti-competitive threats” from Microsoft, Apple and other companies.

 

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Don’t forget: Motorola is being sued by Microsoft for patent infringement. Google just bought its way into that lawsuit.

 This is my Next: Google and Motorola: what are all those patents

..curious why Google spent the full $12.5b on Motorola, instead of a smaller amount acquiring the rights to Moto’s patents – or the rights to litigate with those patents. (Or even something more like the Microsoft / Nokia deal, which involved patent cross-licensing and joint development by the two companies.) It’s easy to see why Google and Motorola joined forces to make the most out of Moto’s patents – but now they’ve got to explain how they’ll make the most out of what actually matters: Motorola’s products.

 

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