Eighteen patents of a bounty of more than 17,000 held by Motorola Mobility (MMI +0.3%) may hold...

|By:, SA News Editor
Eighteen patents of a bounty of more than 17,000 held by Motorola Mobility (MMI +0.3%) may hold the key to Google's (GOOG +1.5%) $12.5B acquisition deal. The 18 central inventions date back to 1994 and are at the center of three MMI suits against Apple (AAPL) - and sometimes only a few can boost a firm's legal position.