Google buys 217 new patents from IBM

“Google recently purchased 217 patents from IBM, including 28 published patents and 188 of IBM’s granted patents,” Todd Haselton reports for BGR.

SEO by the Sea said the patents are related to email administration, IM apps, video conferencing, presentation software and more,” Haselton reports. “It remains unclear how much Google paid for the patents, but the company also purchased 1,000 patents from IBM in July of last year and another 1,023 in September.”

Read more in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: You can snap a photo of the Mona Lisa and churn out millions of copies, sell them Buy One Get One Free and then when da Vinci sues you to protect his original work, instead of turning off your copiers, you go buy up a bunch of dusty, old oil paintings, hoping you end up with one or two over which you can threaten to sue da Vinci in order to get away with your initial theft.

Bottom line: That move doesn’t make you any less guilty.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Manny S.” for the heads up.]


  1. Bottom line: if you’re company’s name isn’t part of the patent filing for the IP you’re defending, you don’t belong in that business.

    I know Apple has done it, but it’s far more true for Google.

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