Tagged: mergers & acquisitions

Google to buy Motorola Mobile

Google recently announced that it will acquire Motorola Mobile for $12.5 billion. Boston University School of Law lecturer James Bessen is the co-author of Patent Failure: How Judges, Bureaucrats, and Lawyers Put Innovators at Risk.  He offers the following comment on the impact of the deal: “This acquisition demonstrates that patents today are more about […]

A boom in takeovers

Investment bankers believe that 2011 may be the busiest year for takeovers since 2007.  Professor Allen Michel is an M&A expert from the Finance and Economics Department of Boston University’s School of Management. He offers the following comment on the recent boom of new takeover deals: “Valuations are increasing because of the perceived increase in growth […]