We all know patents have been the main reason behind Google’s announcement to acquire Motorola Mobility. So, what does Google get from the deal – They get over 17,000 patents, and around 7,500 patent applications, which are currently pending.
Lets also take a look at last week’s statement from Motorola Mobility CEO Sanjay Jha about their patent portfolio; it will give us a decent idea –
“We have a very large IP portfolio, and I think in the long term, as things settle down, you will see a meaningful difference in positions of many different Android players — both, in terms of avoidance of royalties, as well as collecting them. And that will make a big difference to people who have very strong IP positions.”