Well, this lends some credence to the notion that Jha may have helped push Google towards an outright acquisition instead of just a patent buy or licensing agreement. It’s certainly interesting that just days before the deal was done, Jha was suggesting that Motorola could go after other Android players over IP.
This also suggests that Jha could well see as much as $120 million over the past three years if he exits. Which in turn suggests he might not stick around Google/Motorola for long.
And that’s all for running a company that’s losing money. But it’s hard to argue with the fact that he provided a big windfall for investors.