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Google Acquires Motorola Mobility for $12.5 Billion

Written on August 16, 2011 by Adam Eve

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In order to aid its Android platform against its legal battles, Google acquired the Motorola Mobility.

Google announced that it will acquire the Motorola Mobility for $12.5 billion. The search engine giant is believed to utilize Motorola’s rich patent portfolio in order to help its Android platform in the legal battles it’s currently on.

A couple of days ago, Google explained that Microsoft, Apple and other manufacturers are working together to acquire patents before them. That said, they could get up to $15 licensing fees for the manufacturers of each Android device sold. And with the search engine giant soon to own Motorola Mobility, they are now in better position to assist its partners in their court struggles.

But despite the acquisition, Motorola Mobility will run as it is, while Android will remain an open platform available for anyone to use it. That said, let’s just hope that this will lead up to hastening the Android updates for Motorola’s Droid lineup.

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Motorola Sues Apple for Patent Infringement

Written on October 07, 2010 by Adam Eve

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According to Motorola Mobility, Apple Inc. copied their idea when it comes to wireless communication technology. Can the guys of Cupertino prove it otherwise, and will the infringement issue be resolved?

Motorola Mobility announced a lawsuit against Apple Inc. yesterday, accusing that the Cupertino-based company’s iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and several Mac computers infringed almost 18 Motorola Patent. According to the accusation:

The Motorola patents include wireless communication technologies, such as WCDMA (3G), GPRS, 802.11 and antenna design, and key smartphone technologies including wireless email, proximity sensing, software application management, location-based services and multi-device synchronization.

Motorola is looking for International Trade Commission (ITC) to ban Apple Inc. from importing the said equipments. According to Motorola’s Corporate Vice President on Intellectual Property, Kirk Daily, Apple refused to take a license after they engaged in a lengthy negotiation. With Motorola innovating and patenting the whole cycle of their telecommunications industry, the company has no choice but to file a complaint in order to prevent Apple in its continuous infringement.

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