Icahn Wants Motorola to Split Patent Portfolio

Activist investor Carl Icahn urged Motorola to consider splitting off its patent portfolio to cash in on surging interest in wireless technology from companies like Google Inc and Apple Inc. Icahn, Motorola's biggest shareholder with an 11.36 percent stake, told Reuters there are many ways the company could make more money out of its patents while still retaining support for its cellphone and set-top box businesses.