Friday, July 29, 2011

Google Buys IBM Inventions as It Aims to Build Patent Hoard - Businessweek

Interesting intellectual property times

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on July 11 and 12 recorded more than 1,000 patents assigned to Mountain View, California-based Google by IBM. They cover a range of topics including microprocessing chips, regional databases and memory fabrication and architecture, said Bill Slawski, president of SEO by the Sea Inc., a Warrenton, Virginia-based research firm specializing in search-engine optimization.

“Like many tech companies, at times we’ll acquire patents that are relevant to our business,” Google said yesterday in an e-mailed statement

Google Buys IBM Inventions as It Aims to Build Patent Hoard - Businessweek

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