Google Buys Motorola Mobile…. Google Now Has Patents

Google Inc. agreed to acquire Motorola Mobility Holdings Inc. for about $12.5 billion in cash, a move that would make Google more competitive in the mobile-computing market.

The deal, which comes just eight months after the split of Motorola Inc., would give Google control of Motorola Mobility’s attractive patent portfolio after the Internet giant recently missed out on a bid for Nortel Networks Corp.’s portfolio. Google, which owns the fast-growing Android operating system used in millions of mobile phones, has a thin portfolio of wireless and telecommunications patents.

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424053111903392904576509953821437960.html

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