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Are Motorola's patents enough to protect Android?

James Niccolai | Aug. 15, 2011
Google has offered a premium to buy Motorola Mobility, to help ward off legal attacks against Android.

Samsung has already been hit with an injunction that blocks it from selling its Galaxy Tab in much of Europe, and the company may feel pressured to settle with Apple before Google's Motorola acquisition closes, Poltorak said.

Still, Google has made a significant step in the right direction, according to some observers.

"I see this as a meaningful deal, but it's just one more step in the process," Goldberg said.



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