A couple of news appeared today saying that the social network giant, Facebook, spent aroun $550 million to acquire 650 patents held by Microsoft. The purchase came after what appeared to be and even larger acquisition of IBM for 750 patents for an undisclosed amount.
It appears that the IBM patents that Facebook bought are not really important to the social network giant as the ones once held by AOL that Facebook purchased from Microsoft today.
In the amended S-1 of Facebook, which it filed with the Security and Exchange Commission today, the company stated that they spent . . . → Read More: Facebook Spent $83 Million for IBM Patent Acquisition
Google has confirmed it snapped a bunch of IBM copyrights, in a move that is considered to be self-protective against the increasing quantity of IP-based lawsuits. The 1,030 copyrights acquired cover a broad range of technologies, SEO by the Sea rumors, including memory and microprocessor chip fabrication/architecture, server and router plan, and software programming like relational databases, object oriented programming and more.
The spokesperson of Google said, though refused to expose the financial details of the agreement with IBM, “Like many tech companies, at times we’ll acquire patents that are relevant to our business.”
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