The United States Department of Justice has approved the deal between Google and Motorola. The only countries left to approve the deal are China, Taiwan, and Israel. Once this deal is approved by all parties Google will access to a plethora or mobile patents making it a viable player in this patent war that Apple started. Apple has been trying to sue Google’s Android out of the marketplace since that seems to be they only option they have at this point. However, having all of these patents, Google will be able to fight back.
Bottom line: When it is all said and done, the mobile marketplace is about innovation; just because you try to sue one company away will NOT force anyone to use your products. This acquisition will firmly put Google at the top of it’s game.