Saturday, March 24, 2012

750 IBM patents now in hands of Facebook

Facebook was recently sued by Yahoo over the patent use and the case is still alive, Facebook on the other hand looking for some defensive measures and have bought around 750 IBM patents.


This also is about future proofing for Facebook as many companies are taking them to court for some patent issues and having a long list of patents might help them in defending.
IBM has got huge worth of patents which doesn’t look like ending soon, they sold over 1000 patents to Google last year and now around 750 to Facebook. The patents bought by Facebook covers a good variety of fields including semiconductors, software, networking and search patents. Well this also is strengthening Facebook’s portfolio which can attract investors as well, for the time Facebook will be looking to have some strong answers for Yahoo.


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