Google girds for battle in wake of Apple’s major legal victory

“Google Inc. bought ailing mobile device maker Motorola Mobility this year to stockpile patents for the war that was heating up with rival Apple Inc.,” Jessica Guynn reports for The Los Angeles Times. “But those patents may not be much help in defending challenges to its Android mobile operating system in the wake of Apple’s sweeping courtroom victory last week over Samsung Electronics Co.”

“Experts said that Google probably would unsheathe the 17,000 patents it picked up in the $12.5-billion acquisition of Motorola Mobility but that Google still would be outmatched,” Guynn reports. “‘In theory, the Motorola patents do matter because they give Google some leverage against Apple,’ UCLA law professor Douglas Lichtman said. But even so, he said, it’s ‘not an even fight.'”

Guynn reports, “‘Motorola was not Apple’s complete peer before its acquisition, and so owning Motorola does not make Google a complete peer today,’ Lichtman said.”

Read more in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: The only thing Motorola was a “complete peer” of was the manure pile down at the pig farm.

Google has a lot more girding to do if they plan on trying to defend the indefensible.


  1. Google is the devil spawn. They want to use your emails in web searches. For god sake Americans go to yahoo. Go to aol. Anything but slime ridden google the master of the theft

    1. Yeah Google cannot be trusted with anything they say or do. They lie to courts and hack your privacy settings with impunity.

      Only dumbasses use Google today for anything.

  2. It’s getting tiresome how for one to win the other must lose. Apple must defend Apple innovations. Google/Motorola Mobility must defend theirs. Stockpiling patents in order to countersue should be recognized for what it is: feeble attempt to bully. Apple didn’t infringe anyone else’s patents until the moment they filed suit. They either infringed earlier or they didn’t.

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