Google Demands a 2.25% Cut of Every iPhone Sale

In an attempt to get back part of the $12.5 billion it is spending to acquire Motorola Mobility, the search giant sent a letter to the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) looking for a maximum 2.25% cut of sales for using Motorola’s technology in their phones, including Apple’s iPhone.

The search giant sent this letter to IEEE on Wednesday that outlines company’s position on Motorola patents if and when the supposed acquisition is finalized. The execution could reportedly happen next week. The most noticeable was the search giant’s firmness over continuing to enforce a 2.25% fee on iPhones based on model’s using Motorola patents.

The search giant’s standpoint appears about two weeks after Motorola Mobility filed a lawsuit against Apple blaming the company of infringing on its technology patents. Motorola filed its complaint in a Florida federal court, regarding patents for the iPhone 4S and Apple’s iCloud service.

When it comes to patents, these are a major issue for the search giant and probably an essential impulsion for the Motorola Mobility acquisition. The bid came at the crucial time after a public argument last summer between Google, Apple and Microsoft over the patents’ rights.

On its official blog, the search giant raised the issue of patent in August last year to kvetch regarding an “organized campaign by Oracle, Apple and other companies, waged through bogus patents.” Google’s Senior Vice President and Chief Legal Officer, David Drummond, went on accusing Apple and Microsoft for being “in bed together” in a try to harm Google’s business through patent claims.

Apple, however, remained the most prominent figure in the skirmish, while Microsoft’s General Counsel Brad Smith began with Twitter to indicate that the Redmond-based software giant had invited Google to jointly bid on patents from Novell. Frank X. Shaw, the software giant’s lead of corporate communications, also posted a letter from Kent Walker, however, Google’s general counsel, rejecting Microsoft’s invitation concerning the Novell patents.

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