Google’s potential acquisition of mobile devices maker Motorola Mobility will inflate the Internet search giant’s patent portfolio to more than 17,000 patents.
Google Chief Larry Page said that Motorola Mobility would carry on running as a separate business, but it would provide a much-needed boost to competition by strengthening the company’s patent portfolio.
In a blog post, Larry Page wrote that the “acquisition of Motorola will increase competition by strengthening Google’s patent portfolio.”
The plethora of Motorola patents will help Google defend its Android operating system against rivals like Apple, Microsoft Nokia, and others.
Experts believe that the first priority should go to those patents that will support Google’s core business. It means any Motorola patents related to search & advertising should be given the top priority. Such patents will protect the Internet search giant’s major revenue source-advertising.
Experts are also of the view that Google’s proposed deal to acquire Motorola Mobility will get approval from the Department of Justice, just as Oracle gained approval to acquire Sun.