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Finnegan Plays Key Role in $2.35B Technology Acquisition

December 20, 2012

Press Release

December 20, 2012

Contact: William B. Dyer III

Finnegan Plays Key Role in $2.35B Technology Acquisition

ATLANTA, GA - Cable-equipment manufacturer and Finnegan client ARRIS Group, Inc. assumed a position of market prominence following its $2.35 billion acquisition of Google’s Motorola Home business.  Central to the deal was the handling of intellectual property assets, primarily consisting of over 3,000 pending and issued worldwide patents and patent applications.  ARRIS retained Finnegan to understand its current and future business goals, analyze the portfolio in depth, and advise on strategies for ensuring the acquisition supported ARRIS’s objectives.  With only weeks to complete the task, the lead partner quickly assembled a team of 25 lawyers from six of Finnegan’s offices.  The lawyers were then subdivided into five specialized teams, with each team matching a key technology area of the portfolio and ARRIS’s business.  Working around-the-clock, the teams developed and implemented analysis metrics, refined evaluation criteria, and then provided guidance that proved critical in the final hours of negotiation. 

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