"Google is seeking to buy patents that would put it on a level plane with its rivals"
It pretty much sums it up...IDCC is a major play (as are others in this space). If they don't start being the hunter, they're going to get their arse handed to them. Apple, Microsoft, etc has figured this out and if Google don't get serious, kiss the billions spent on Android goodbye.
The counsel basically is reinforcing the idea that they're goIng to buy IDCC in my opinion.