Intellectual Ventures Sues Motorola for Patent Infringement

Intellectual Ventures sued Motorola Mobility Holdings Inc. for patent infringement, a move that comes as Google Inc. is proceeding with its purchase of the mobile phone maker based largely on its intellectual-property portfolio. The lawsuit also creates a potentially awkward scenario, with a firm partly backed by Google now presenting a Google acquisition target with a new legal headache. Intellectual Ventures disclosed Google's investment in the firm in May.