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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by dtahiti on Tue 16th Aug 2011 17:29 UTC
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Some people here are going to fall in love with HTC now :

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by Neolander on Tue 16th Aug 2011 17:56 in reply to "HTC"
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Lol. I'm not for violence as a response to violence, especially when it involves nuclear patent arsenals, but... someone had it coming there ;)

Now, in a perfect world, Apple would get hit full force by the lawsuit, pay hefty fines, suffer great commercial damage, and officially adopt an anti-patent policy as a result. They would then sign a patent non-proliferation treaty with Google, stipulating that both will from this point exclusively patent final products, and not overly generic concepts.


Not going to happen without having the whole board of Apple executives fired, isn't it ?

Edited 2011-08-16 17:58 UTC

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