Bradley Arant Boult Cummings partner David Mixon was interviewed in several articles regarding Google’s recent acquisition of Motorola and its hefty portfolio of 24,500 patents. The acquisition is designed to protect Google’s Android, an open-source, highly-customizable software which by design leaves the company open to infringement claims. In PCWorld and the Wall Street Journal (subscriber-based article), Mixon confirms that this acquisition is viewed as a positive shift away from the discomfiting vulnerability that Google felt in the wake of being outbid by Microsoft and Apple for the Nortel Networks patent portfolio. In Law360, Mixon discusses various aspects of the emerging corporate strategies in the war for patent protection.
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