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Wednesday, 25 July 2012

Google regulatory filings reveal Motorolas worth, IP worth 44 percent of the company's value

Google's most recent filing to the SEC has revealed how the company came to that $12.4 billion valuation of Motorola. Unsurprisingly, its intellectual property portfolio comprised the bulk of the price -- with Mountain View stumping up $5.5 billion for the "patents and developed technology" owned therein. Larry Page claimed that the deal would "supercharge" the Android ecosystem, which led to the company paying $2.6 billion for goodwill -- which was only expected to arise once the buyout was completed. The company spent $630 million on "net assets," $2.9 billion to buy the phone maker's cash reserves and $730 million on customer relationships. During its most recent earnings call, Google said it had nothing to announce regarding the newest member of the family -- but perhaps we can look forward to some more exciting hardware... pretty please?

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Google regulatory filings reveal Motorola's worth: IP is nearly half of the company's value originally appeared on Engadget on Wed, 25 Jul 2012 04:24:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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