Following news of the EU's patent probes, Motorola Mobility (MMI -0.3%) has slipped to $39.11,...

|By:, SA News Editor

Following news of the EU's patent probes, Motorola Mobility (MMI -0.3%) has slipped to $39.11, notably below Google's (GOOG -0.3%) $40/share buyout price. The discount exists even though US and EU regulators have signed off on the acquisition (only Chinese approval is still needed), and is likely due to fears Google may not value Motorola's patent portfolio as highly if key patents need to be licensed under FRAND terms.