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Tuesday, 03 January 2012 22:54

Google buys another 188 patents from IBM

Written by Jon Worrel

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Patent trolling continues into 2012

From an outsider’s perspective, there is no telling exactly how big Google has become internally over the past decade, and whether or not its patent-trolling empire has become too big for its own good.

Nevertheless, the software giant has managed to acquire yet another vast portfolio of patents, this time coming from IBM. While not as big as previous transactions between the two companies, IBM transferred 188 granted patents and 28 published patent applications to Google in a deal that was officially recorded at the patent office during the last week of 2011. A number of the patents are related specifically to Internet, phone and mobile phone technologies.

Additionally, the patents cover a broad range of topics including presentation software, blade servers, data caching, server load balancing, network performance, video conferencing, email administration, and instant messaging applications.

The folks over at SEO by the Sea have pulled out a few of the patents that appear most relevant to Web, phone, mobile phone technologies and javascript widgets for web browsing purposes. They can be found here.  

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+4 #1 saneblane 2012-01-04 01:07
Google is now stock piling the heavy artillery,just in case they get sued for something,that cannot be proven without years of research. Like Microsoft suing the Linux foundation for patents that, to this day we still don't know what they are.Or like Apple trying to bully Samsung in Europe but forgot it wasn't in the states where they got all the politicians bought by giving them new "Iunnecessaries".I want Google to buy as much patent as they can, with Android's success,it's only a matter of time before a patent war begins.
 
 
-1 #2 themassau 2012-01-04 11:18
Quoting saneblane:
Google is now stock piling the heavy artillery,just in case they get sued for something,that cannot be proven without years of research. Like Microsoft suing the Linux foundation for patents that, to this day we still don't know what they are.Or like Apple trying to bully Samsung in Europe but forgot it wasn't in the states where they got all the politicians bought by giving them new "Iunnecessaries".I want Google to buy as much patent as they can, with Android's success,it's only a matter of time before a patent war begins.

or they use them against other companies and make a big monoply. every companie likes profit so this might be likeley to happen. they should just ban patants or make there lengt shorter lake 5years and than it stops existing.
 
 
+1 #3 nforce4max 2012-01-04 22:23
Google is part of a cartel of other companies that are run by the NSA and the US military so it is no surprise they would be buying up what they can. Google is a monopoly already in terms of information and how it is controlled on the net.
 

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