El_MUERkO wrote:Not really, as Ericsson owns many of the core patents for wireless voice and data transmission. There are a couple of good articles over on The Register which discuss whether there is real value in the core IP at Motorola. I doubt very much that, even in the US, Google could use that sort of generic patent - and anyway, that will be looked at by the FCC when it evaluates the deal - something so anti-competition would not get through, I suspect.
Motorola may have less patents but they were mobile phone pioneers so they'll have patents like 'make a phonecall from a box in your hand that has no wires', the kind of stuff other companies can't litigate around.
Plus - if there ARE Moto patents which are worth enforcing, surely they would have done so before now - instead of watching the handset division die a slow death?