Google Walking Tightrope With $12.5B Motorola Buy

Law360, New York (August 15, 2011, 9:40 PM EDT) -- With a $12.5 billion purchase of Motorola Mobility Holdings Inc. now in the works, Google Inc. stands ready to expand its patent portfolio and strike back at rivals over high-stakes infringment claims, but the search giant will need to tread carefully to make sure its tense relations with antitrust regulators don't get any worse, attorneys say.

On Monday, Google announced its intention to purchase Motorola Mobility for $40 per share, looking to use the acquisition of the mobile handset maker with 17,000 patents to help "supercharge"...
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