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  • Google Buys Motorola Mobility, Upgrades Patent Library


    Google and Motorola confirmed today Google is buying Motorola Mobility (MM), the mobile division of Motorola, for the $12.5 billon.

    Google, with its acquisition, has entered into the direct manufacturing of Android handsets and become the proud owner of 17,000 patents plus another 7,000 patents pending. Google's CEO Larry Page made Google's intentions clear during a conference call as the word "patent" was mention 24 times. Page even spells it out on Google's official blog.

    Originally Posted by :
    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. - Larry Page
    Google plans to run, or rather not to run, MM. MM will remain separate from Google, so much so that MM will still have to competitively bid against other manufacturers to produce the Google Nexus phones. However, the concern still remains that MM will get preferential treatment from Google thereby alienating other third-party Android phone manufacturers.

    How involved Google really is in the day to day operations of their newly aquired company will be seen soon enough, but the bigger takeaway is the newly found legal power Google has added to their patent library. Google, who was in danger of being blackballed out of the mobile telecom industry, now has a significant arsenal to battle the likes of Apple inside and outside of the courtroom.

    Source: CNN
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Google Buys Motorola Mobility started by Phillip Swanson View original post
    Comments 11 Comments
    1. Mes's Avatar
      Mes -
      Healthy competition is good, even with 'Patent' wars
    1. Jastra's Avatar
      Jastra -
      This should be could for us, the consumer. Sounds like apple might have some more aggressive competition perhaps??
    1. wolverinemarky's Avatar
      wolverinemarky -
      Watch next week apple buys samsung or RIM
    1. feidhlim1986's Avatar
      feidhlim1986 -
      Time to start suing Motorola Mobility now so
    1. boxxa's Avatar
      boxxa -
      Quote Originally Posted by wolverinemarky View Post
      Watch next week apple buys samsung or RIM
      I have been waiting for Apple to finally say to Samsung "You don't wanna show us your infringing devices? Well we are buying you then."
    1. juggz143's Avatar
      juggz143 -
      Quote Originally Posted by wolverinemarky View Post
      Watch next week apple buys samsung or RIM
      Makes no business sense to buy RIM but Samsung would increase the likelihood of a AppleTV.

      But IMO I doubt apple is interested in either...
    1. jOnGarrett's Avatar
      jOnGarrett -
      What a busy week.

      Apple files bogus claims against Samsung
      German court grants temporary injunction against Samsung
      Apple lawyers filled paperwork in error putting the injunction in jeopardy
      Apple got caught forging documents in the suit against Samsung
      and today, Google buys Motorola Mobility.

      he he, the Empire (Google) strikes back !!!
    1. Bluemoldycheeze88's Avatar
      Bluemoldycheeze88 -
      The Stock symbol for Motorola Mobility is MMI .. not MM.
    1. umarimtiaz33's Avatar
      umarimtiaz33 -
      Well google will be the top of one...it gradually overcomes his competitors
    1. windowsdan's Avatar
      windowsdan -
      Quote Originally Posted by boxxa View Post
      I have been waiting for Apple to finally say to Samsung "You don't wanna show us your infringing devices? Well we are buying you then."
      Don't be silly!

      Apple have no where near enough money to buy Samsung. Samsung is more than 3 times bigger than Apple in assets, equity and revenue.

      $213 Billion for Samsung is slightly better than $75 Billion for Apple
    1. jcs0190's Avatar
      jcs0190 -
      Competition= Apple trying harder to make better stuff