While Google sees the IP portfolio holder as a nemesis, Intellectual Ventures sees itself as the builder of a new marketplace for inventions. It added that taking Motorola Mobility to court was not its intention and that it is instigating the latest suit as a last resort. The legal battle covers patents for features like multimedia messaging to file transfer technology.
"We’re fighting to stop patent trolls’ use of low-quality patents to extort money from companies that actually innovate and make real things. We support bipartisan efforts by the White House and Congress to end these kinds of abuses"-Google
In order to avoid any problems, back in 2010 HTC and Samsung entered into patent licensing agreements agreements separately with Intellectual Ventures. The agreements cover the use of IV's patents for the production of Android flavored phones.