Google purchased Motorola in a deal which cost the company a total of $12.4 billion, the deal was finalized back in May, along with the purchase of Motorola, Google also acquired the company’s patent portfolio.
According to a recent report by the Wall Street Journal, out of the $12.4billion that Google paid for Motorola, around $5.5 billion of this was for Motorola’s patents.
It will be interesting to see if the $5.5 billion that Google paid for the various patents was worth it, the company is obviously looking to use the patents acquired to protect its Android OS from the likes of Apple.
Source Brief Mobile
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