Welcome to the most active Linux Forum on the web.
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - News
User Name
Linux - News This forum is for original Linux News. If you'd like to write content for LQ, feel free to contact us.
All threads in the forum need to be approved before they will appear.


  Search this Thread
Old 01-29-2014, 05:52 PM   #1
Registered: Jun 2000
Distribution: Debian, Red Hat, Slackware, Fedora, Ubuntu
Posts: 12,446

Rep: Reputation: 3324Reputation: 3324Reputation: 3324Reputation: 3324Reputation: 3324Reputation: 3324Reputation: 3324Reputation: 3324Reputation: 3324Reputation: 3324Reputation: 3324
Google Keeps ‘Vast Majority’ Of Motorola Mobility Patents In Sale To Lenovo

Motorola Mobility is being sold to Lenovo, in a deal worth $2.91B. Google is divesting itself of the handset division it purchased for $12.5B in 2011, but it will keep some of the assets — including patents.

“Google will maintain ownership of the vast majority of the Motorola Mobility patent portfolio, including current patent applications and invention disclosures,” says Motorola Mobility CEO Dennis Woodside. “As part of its ongoing relationship with Google, Lenovo will receive a license to this rich portfolio of patents and other intellectual property. Additionally Lenovo will receive over 2,000 patent assets, as well as the Motorola Mobility brand and trademark portfolio.”

When Google purchased Motorola Mobility, much of the discussion swirled around whether it was buying it simply to own a hardware pipeline on which to deliver its Android juice — or whether it wanted patents for protection. The answer, as is typical, lay somewhere in the middle. Though the Motorola patents never turned out to by incredibly effective winning solo battles against Google’s patent enemies, they did work as a part of a larger tactic which has seen Google aligning itself via cross-licensing with OEMs like Samsung.
More at TechCrunch...

so: Motorola's total cost to Goog in 2011 was $12.5B: - $3.2B Moto's 2011 cash - $2.4B Moto's 2011 deferred tax assets - $2.35B for Motorola Home business sold in 2012 - $75M Moto's factories business sold in 2013 - $2.91B Moto's Mobility business sold in 2014 = Moto's remaining assets including patents, buildings cost Goog ~$1.56B. Thoughts on the acquisition?



Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
LXer: Vast Majority Of US Businesses Say Intellectual Property Is Not Important LXer Syndicated Linux News 0 12-25-2013 12:43 AM
LXer: Google completes Motorola Mobility acquisition LXer Syndicated Linux News 0 05-22-2012 06:20 PM
LXer: Google's Purchase of Motorola Mobility LXer Syndicated Linux News 0 08-16-2011 04:40 AM
LXer: Google, needing patents, buys Motorola wireless for $12.5 billion LXer Syndicated Linux News 0 08-15-2011 06:30 PM
LXer: Google Could Undermine Android Success with Motorola Mobility Buy LXer Syndicated Linux News 0 08-15-2011 02:42 PM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - News

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:42 PM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration