Many are writing about the patent spending spree in Silicon Valley in recent months. On January 4, 2012, the BBC News reports Google has now acquired 187 patents and 36 applications, adding to the 1,000 it purchased from IBM last summer as it continues its spending spree. Google has spent billions building its patent portfolio, including the $12.5B deal for Motorola Mobility in the face of lawsuits from Apple and Microsoft.
Here's a link to the BBC article with details that my friend Alan Cooper sent earlier today:
Google adds IBM patents as it looks to future
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