Jha is said to have indicated to Nikesh Arora, senior vice president and chief business officer of Google, in a July 6 meeting that it could be a problem for Motorola Mobility to continue as a stand-alone entity if it sold a large portion of its patent portfolio.
On Aug. 1, Google sent a letter to the board of directors of Motorola Mobility proposing an acquisition of the company by Google for $30 in cash per share of Motorola Mobility common stock. Four days later, Motorola's financial advisors for the merger Qatalyst Partners, rejected the offer and suggested $43.50 per share. Google came back on Aug. 9 with an increased offer of $37 a share, according to the filing. Motorola in turn asked for $40.50, and Google responded the same day by letter with a new offer of $40 a share.
Google could not be immediately reached for comment.