Monday, August 1, 2011

Google strengthens its portfolio patent

U.S. giant Google has bought, Friday, July 29, patents for computer company IBM to try to discourage trial for violation of intellectual property. "Like many technology companies, we acquire some patents that are important to our business needs," he told  a Google spokesman in an email, without specifying the amount of the transaction.

Contacted, IBM declined to comment. According to the blog dedicated SEO by the Sea, Google recorded 12 and 13 July with the U.S. authorities' 1030 IBM patents. " These cover a wide range, "from manufacturing to the architecture of memory chips to microprocessors and computer architecture, including servers and routers," the blog.

This acquisition reflects the group's desire to discourage lawsuits related to intellectual property. "Disputes harmful software patents are a war that no one will win," said the representative of Google. The group's search engine is particularly pursued by the U.S. publisher of Oracle software since August 2010, accused of violating patents owned by its Android operating system. Google, which seeks to expand its patent portfolio, has also recently failed to buy back those of the Canadian telecom equipment supplier Nortel. A consortium including Microsoft and Apple who won the auction for more than 6,000 patents with a bet of $ 4.5 billion.

The Wall Street Journal, Google then began preliminary discussions to buy the specialist in mobile phone technology InterDigital, which owns approximately 8,000 patents.

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