Google’s (GOOG) proposed acquisition of Motorola Mobility (MMI) is “the beginning of the end of...

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Google’s (GOOG) proposed acquisition of Motorola Mobility (MMI) is “the beginning of the end of the patent wars," Cowen's Jim Friedland believes, also seeing “a high probability that Apple (AAPL) is infringing on MMI’s patents.” The 17,000 patents and 7,500 patents pending is the stick Google may wield against Apple in cross-licensing deals down the road, he says.