A new report from The Wall Street Journal today, citing an SEC filing, noted Google has put an exact value on the patents acquired in its purchase of Motorola Mobility. In the filing, Google claimed “patents and developed technology” acquired in the deal were valued at $5.5 billion—less than half of the $12.4 billion Google paid for the company.
Google also broke down the rest of the purchase price in the SEC filing:
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Apart from patents and developed technology, Google said in the filing Tuesday that $2.9 billion of the purchase price for Motorola was attributable to cash acquired, $2.6 billion was related to goodwill, $730 million for customer relationships and $670 million for “other net assets acquired.
- Google actually purchased Motorola Mobility for $12.9 billion (9to5google.com)