Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Microsoft to Buy AOL Patents for More Than $1 Billion - NYTimes.com

Small world
"Microsoft’s large intellectual property team tracks patent portfolios and has been scrutinizing AOL’s for years, said Brad Smith, Microsoft’s general counsel. Some of the patents in AOL’s portfolio would be quite familiar to Microsoft, since they came from its former rival in Internet browsing software, Netscape Communications, which AOL bought in 1998 for $4.2 billion."
Microsoft to Buy AOL Patents for More Than $1 Billion - NYTimes.com
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