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Patent Cold War is turning for the worse as Google acquired Motorola.

August 15, 2011

I might have been watching too much of Star Trek: Enterprise on Netflix. The “Temporal Cold War” arc might have been a ridiculous plot but it was actually enjoyable to watch.

Google just announced its upcoming acquisition of Motorola Mobility.

We recently explained how companies including Microsoft and Apple are banding together in anti-competitive patent attacks on Android. The U.S. Department of Justice had to intervene in the results of one recent patent auction to “protect competition and innovation in the open source software community” and it is currently looking into the results of the Nortel auction. Our acquisition of Motorola will increase competition by strengthening Google’s patent portfolio, which will enable us to better protect Android from anti-competitive threats from Microsoft, Apple and other companies.

Who would’ve thunk that Google would have to categorize Apple and Microsoft as common enemies? Motorolans and Googlers are combining forces against the Apples, Microsofties and Oracles. Don’t forget Samsungers and the HTCees. Android is under attack and Googlers are not going to take it anymore.

Patent Cold War is going strong.

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