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Quest for patents brings new focus in tech deals

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Wall Street bankers and technology executives have been busy with their calculators in the wake of Google’s $12.5 billion offer for Motorola Mobililty.

It isn’t just the rich 63 percent premium for the cellphone company that has them rethinking valuations, but how Google justified its price by pointing to Motorola’s trove of patents.

Now other companies with large mobile patent portfolios, like Alcatel-Lucent,Kodak, Research in Motion and Nokia are being scrutinized as possible targets for licensing deals or full-on takeovers.

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