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post #31 of 121
Wow, Google just got well over 9000 patents with this deal. That's impressive.

I'd have thought Nokia a more likely target though given how depressed it its valuations must be.
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post #32 of 121
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Originally Posted by Ghoxt View Post
Wow, this is a /popcorn moment. Apple has been quite full of themselves lately.

Let the games begin. I cannot fathom how many Inventions related to communications Motorola initiated in the last 20 years.

The question is how many are still in force. This part is really important. Patents have maintenance you have to pay periodically etc, to keep them current, and ultimately they do get END-Dated.

Meaning, yeah, you have the patent but at some point it's run it's course and you lose your protection.

The obvious question is, How much of the 17K patent portfolio is enforcable NOW, and how much points the barrel in Apple's general direction...?
Even if the patents are expired they can still be useful as prior art.
post #33 of 121
Motorola has a long history, this is pretty big. Yes, if Motorola has some old patents buried around they can be used as defense against Apple, even if they expired. Apple can't hold a patent to something that has been patented before. Edit: Prior art as mentioned a minute ago by Phaedrus.
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post #34 of 121
this isn't more than 9,000 patents or 17,000 patents, this is more than 20,000 patents if you figure in the patents pending.
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this isn't more than 9,000 patents or 17,000 patents, this is more than 20,000 patents if you figure in the patents pending.
Well, I hope google is less evil than I think they are. This may be what everyone needs to put Apple in their place with all these suits.
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Well, I hope google is less evil than I think they are. This may be what everyone needs to put Apple in their place with all these suits.
Google can go as corporately evil as they have to be; if it leads to the demise of Apple I'm all for it. I would LOVE to see Google take the patent war into their own hands, buying some ownership from every Android manufacturer (HTC, Motorola, Samsung, etc.) if necessary and leaving Apple crawling begging for a settlement agreement. Google is probably the missing piece in all of this. If they can have legal access to the manufacturers' patents, they can make the fight in court stronger than HTC/etc. can. I'm completely anti-Apple (I respectfully state that I have valid reasons) and only hope the worst for them. Back when the iPod was invented, sure, cool, Apple was neat and finally introduced something that a lot of people cared for. Now, the competition kills them, and usually at an equal or lower price. Nope: not a fanboy of HTC, nor Motorola, nor Samsung. I've had phones from every one of them. I just really dislike Apple.
Edited by Stealth Pyros - 8/15/11 at 7:44am
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post #37 of 121
I just hugged my Xoom.

Seriously excited to see where this goes.
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no more blur plz?
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post #39 of 121
A little more info in this article - http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-0...5-billion.html

It's interesting that "Google is paying a premium of 73 percent compared with Motorola Mobility’s 20-day trading average price before today." They must really want the company.
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I've read a few financial articles on the deal. Currently Google stock is down because of it (I think).

Motorola is not a particularly successful company, buying it is risky.

Politically, this is kind of a bad move too. If google now produces hardware, they are competing with HTC and Samsung, the companies that made their mobile systems popular.
    
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