Sep 15, 2011

Google Loads up on IP Again, buys 1,000 More Patents From IBM

Seems like we've heard this story before -- Google buys a bunch of patents to protect its cute little green baby from all the big, bad patent lawsuits. Only this time, instead of buying a hardware manufacturer to expand its patent warchest, team Mountain View merely purchased 1,023 bits of IP from IBM. 

Covering everything from a method for filling holes in printed wiring boards to a method for file system management, Google seems to have grabbed quite the eclectic collection -- one we're sure Big G will put to work for itself and its buddies in no time. Those looking to see the full results of this latest patent shopping spree can see more here.


YeamieWaffles said...

Thanks for sharing once again man. Very interesting stuff. Google are dominant!

R.gers said...

More mine's in the minefield of patents you COULD breech. I wonder why they need to buy more?

Atley said...

I can not even comprehend the business practices of buying that many patents. I'm just glad the darn thing (google) works as well as it does!