Hi all,

Interesting article compares what Google is paying for Moto and what HP spent for Palm....

See link.

Take care,


Analysis: Google/Motorola Could Be Peak of Patent Price Spike


SAN FRANCISCO/SEATTLE (Reuters) - The bubble in mobile phone technology patent values may just have popped.

Now that Google Inc has agreed to a $12.5 billion deal to buy Motorola Mobility Holdings Inc -- scooping up a trove of 17,000 phone-related patents to give itself some ground to defend its Android operating system -- the most motivated buyer looks to be off the market.

"The game is completely changed as a result of Google's acquisition of Motorola Mobility. The arms race is essentially over," said John Amster, chief executive of RPX, a company that advises customers on patent purchases. "They have basically created through acquisition what they needed."

Google's move was widely seen as a response to its loss in the auction of 6,000 Nortel patents to a group led by Microsoft Corp, Apple Inc and Research in Motion, which fetched an unprecedented $4.5 billion in July