Motorola Mobility
Motorola Mobility

Google’s $12.5 billion acquisition of Motorola Mobility was approved by U.S. and European regulators. The acquisition adds 17,500 patents to Google’s arsenal along with 7,500 patent applications. The acquisition isn’t what worries regulators, but Google’s future use of the patents as litigation chips.

About Shelly Palmer

Shelly Palmer is the Professor of Advanced Media in Residence at Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and CEO of The Palmer Group, a consulting practice that helps Fortune 500 companies with technology, media and marketing. Named LinkedIn’s “Top Voice in Technology,” he covers tech and business for Good Day New York, is a regular commentator on CNN and writes a popular daily business blog. He's a bestselling author, and the creator of the popular, free online course, Generative AI for Execs. Follow @shellypalmer or visit



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