By 16 September 2011 | Categories: news


After acquiring more than 1000 patents from IBM in July and acquiring Motorola Mobility last month, providing it with an additional 17 000+ patents, Google is still working on bolstering its portfolio.

According to Bloomberg, the search giant has purchased another 1023 patents from IBM, as part of its defence against what Google previously called “a hostile, organised campaign against Android by Microsoft, Oracle, Apple and other companies, waged through bogus patents [lawsuits].”

The transfers of these patents were recorded by the US Patent and Trademark Office’s website, indicating that Google acquired the patents on 17 August. Bloomberg reported that a spokesman for Google confirmed the transaction, but didn’t provide details concerning the financial terms.

This transaction follows in the wake of Google’s recent support of HTC, during the Taiwanese company’s most recent filing against Apple. The search company equipped HTC’s legal rifle with nine of its patent bullets.
In related news Google also recently launched a new version of its Goggles app, aimed at enhancing the camera on Android-based phones and together with Intel, announced that it will enable and optimise future versions of Android for Intel’s family of low power Atom processors.


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