Google Buys 1,000 IBM Patents

Posted Jul 29, 2011

Google has acquired more than a thousand patents from IBM, for an undisclosed sum of money. CNET reports that the patents cover things like web searching, memory and microprocessing chips, servers, routers and probably much more. Google recently lost a bid for 6,000 Nortel patents to a group of companies including Apple, Microsoft and RIM. A Google representative explained to CNET that “like many tech companies, at times we’ll acquire patents that are relevant to our business needs.”