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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.



3 comments:

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!