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Google Assimilates 1,023 IBM Patents to Protect Android

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Sep 15, 2011, 7:21 AM   by Eric M. Zeman   @phonescooper

Google recently purchased 1,023 patents from IBM in order to help shore up its Android defense. Google took ownership of the patents last month, according to government filings. Google acquired 1,030 patents from IBM in July, and recently announced its intent to purchase Motorola. The Motorola purchase will give Google access to another 17,000 patents. The smartphone market is embroiled in patent litigation. Owning patents is seen as one way of defending against lawsuits.

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Sep 16, 2011, 2:47 PM

Obtaining patents is seen as a way to avoid lawsuits.

Not ripping off your competitors is also a really good way to avoid lawsuits.

Sep 15, 2011, 10:29 AM

1023? Just shy of 1K?

...there's a joke in there somewhere.
tangocharlie said:
...there's a joke in there somewhere.

lol I get it
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