“Patently Apple has discovered that Apple Inc has recently acquired thirty-two new patents and/or patent applications covering such matters as playlists, music kiosks and possibly finance, fitness and shopping apps, too,” Jack Purcher reports for Patently Apple.

“The transaction took place earlier this month. The patents hold promise and may even assist Apple in one of their current legal cases,” Purcher reports. “Today’s report generally covers the patents that were acquired by Apple and points to a twist in the process of how Apple came across these patents.”

Purcher reports, “At the end of the day, our report could have been titled: Apple Acquires Patents: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly.”

Much, much more in the full article here.