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Google’s secret weapon in the smartphone wars is attorney Lacavera, who joined the company in 2005 and has built Google’s intellectual-property litigation team and established its aggressive defense strategy. She oversaw Google’s 2012 victory over Oracle’s IP attack on Android (Oracle has appealed); twice her team has triumphed against Viacom in long-running copyright litigation; and she also advised on Google’s $12.5 billion Motorola Mobility acquisition in 2012. In June she negotiated a $490 million multiparty settlement with TiVo.