Motorola Patents May Not Be Google's Best Shield

Law360, New York (August 29, 2011, 9:44 PM EDT) -- While Google Inc.'s proposed $12.5 billion acquisition of Motorola Mobility Holdings Inc. — and its massive patent portfolio — could give Google a new arsenal to fend off patent attacks on its Android operating system, Motorola's own engagements in the smartphone patent wars could disarm some of those weapons even before the deal is done, experts say.

Motorola will be on its own in tough smartphone patent battles against Microsoft Corp. and Apple Inc., among others, until the tie-up with Google clears regulatory hurdles and is...
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