Google has received the necessary approvals from the European Union approval to acquire the Motorola Mobility division from Motorola.
The deal is worth around USD 12.5 billion and is the largest in the history of the search engine giant.
Google has admitted that one of the major reasons to acquire this company was to get hold of their patents.
Google is under massive pressure from patent lawsuits attacking their Android mobile platform from companies like Microsoft and Apple.
It is not clear if Motorola Mobility patents would end their problems though it is a good but expensive start for the company.
Google has also been buying a lot of patents from IBM related to mobile technologies for the same.