Google buys 1,000 IBM patents to build war chest

Google has purchased 1,023 patents from International Business Machines, it's been revealed.

Following its $12-billion acquisition of Motorola, which added more than 20,000 patents to the software company's portfolio, Google turned to IBM to continue bolstering its arsenal.

Patent infringements have become a deadly method of combat in the mobile space in recent years. Understandably, Google is thickening its shield as the bloodshed heats up.

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Google's mission is to organize the world's information and make it universally accessible and useful. As a first step to fulfilling that mission, Google's founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin developed a new approach to online search that took root in a Stanford University dorm room and quickly spread to information seekers around the globe. Google is now widely recognized as the world's... more

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