Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 15th Aug 2011 12:04 UTC
Google Okay once again I'm breaking my own one-week time-off from OSNews due to, you know, taking a break and being too busy with other things, but this one is big - very big. Also, only the second time in OSNews history we've used the 'breaking'-tag. Google has just announced it is going to buy Motorola Mobility for $12.5 billion (more here). While providing Google with a dedicated mobile phone business, it also gives Google ownership of one of the most valuable mobile technology patent portfolios in existence. Update: Responses from the Android ecosystem are positive. HTC: "We welcome the news of today's acquisition, which demonstrates that Google is deeply committed to defending Android, its partners, and the entire ecosystem." Sony Ericsson & LG: "We welcome Google's commitment to defending Android and its partners."
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Comment by TusharG
by TusharG on Mon 15th Aug 2011 12:20 UTC
TusharG
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2005-07-06

Finally this makes things very interesting! Motorola has tones of patents in mobile industry. Also in recent times motorola also threatened to recover some money using mobile patents.
On the other hand my mind is happy for google. They were left alone to fight MS-Oracle-Apple group. Now they have something to fight back.
Yes I don't care about who is bad company... I just want patents to be distributed across many companies so that only one company does not become dominant.

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