Google Inc (GOOG) Buys Patents From Foxconn

Posted Aug 23, 2013

Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) has bought several patents from Apple’s supplier partner Hon Hai Precision Industry (Foxconn).  The patents are related to head-mounted technology that shows a virtual images that can be superimposed for a “real-world view.”

This patent could be related to Google’s smart-glasses project called Google Glass.  Google Glass is currently only available to a small group of testers as of right now.

Last month, Google bought a 6.3% stake in Himax Technologies’ display unit.  Himax is known for developing the chips used in Google Glass.  The terms of Google’s patent acquisition was undisclosed.

[Source: WSJ]