Google to Commit to Offer Motorola Patents on Fair Terms

Wednesday Feb 8th 2012 by Staff

The company is sending letters to twelve standards organizations, assuring them that it will continue to offer Motorola patents on FRAND terms.

Computerworld: As part of its efforts to win approval for its acquisition of Motorola Mobility, Google plans to send letters to twelve standards-setting organizations. Reportedly, the letters will clarify the company's intentions to continue to offer Motorola's standards-related patents on fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory (FRAND) terms. "Since we announced our agreement to acquire Motorola Mobility last August, we've heard questions about whether Motorola Mobility's standard-essential patents will continue to be licensed on FRAND terms once we've closed this transaction," said a Google spokeswoman, "The answer is simple: they will."

Google plans to purchase Motorola Mobility for $12.5 billion if regulators approve the deal.

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