U.S. Approves Google's Motorola Bid
Feb 13, 2012, 5:20 PM by Eric M. Zeman
Today the U.S. Justice Department approved Google's proposed $12.5 billion acquisition of Motorola Mobility. However, the regulatory body said it would not hesitate to take action if it feels standard essential patents are not licensed fairly. Earlier today, the European Commission also approved the deal. It still has to clear hurdles in several other markets.
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After getting caught,, Google likely wants to play patent troll....
Interesting as well, because Google has expressed no interest in FRAND licensing.
My guess is, Google plans to use these to convince Apple, Oracle, and Microsoft to strong-arm them in instances where Google was already guilty of infringement or where they were already collecting a settlement.
Which, of course, is quite hypocritical from Google's earlier public statements.
Did you ever think that maybe Google is just protecting themselves (and Android as a whole) from frivolous lawsuits? Since Apple feels like they can't just compete but must also litigate their comp...
And Steve Jobs made it clear before he died that he motivated by little more than pettiness and spite, telling his biographer that his goal is to completely d...