Thursday, September 15, 2011

Google grabs 1,023 patents from IBM - SlashGear

Google does some more patent shopping at IBM; a couple that caught my attention (check this page for the list) includes “METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR HISTORY-BASED MOVEMENT OF SHARED-DATA IN COHERENT CACHE MEMORIES OF A MULTIPROCESSOR SYSTEM USING PUSH PREFETCHING” and “SYSTEM AND METHOD IN AN ELECTRONIC SPREADSHEET FOR DISPLAYING AND/OR HIDING RANGE OF CELLS”

Google has snapped up a new patent haul, buying over a thousand from IBM in what’s believed to be another attempt to shore up Android’s defenses against Apple and others. The 1,023 transferred patents were detailed by the US Patent and Trademark Office, with Google subsequently confirming the deal had taken place. It’s not the first such transaction we’ve seen; back in July, Google bought a different 1,030 patents from IBM.

Google grabs 1,023 patents from IBM - SlashGear

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