Google may have been outbid for the Nortel Networks patent portfolio, but it has acquired a much larger treasure trove by purchasing Motorola Mobility. GPC's Alexander Poltorak was one of the experts quoted in a recent article about the ramifications of this transaction.
(Google to buy Motorola Mobility for $12.5 billion, The Washington Post, August 15, 2011)
Article excerpt: Motorola Mobility’s patent portfolio — numbering more than 17,000 patents — is far bigger than Nortel’s.
“They had no choice,” said Alexander Poltorak, chief executive officer of General Patent Corp. “They had to acquire a large patent portfolio.”