Google Acquires 1,000 Patents from IBM
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When it comes to expanding the market for Android, Google isn't just building technology, it's also acquiring patents.
According to public documents available from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), IBM transferred 1,023 patents to Google this week. It's not clear at this point how much money may be involved with the patent transfer. An IBM spokesperson told InternetNews.com that IBM was not commenting on the transfer of patents to Google. Google did not respond to a request for comment by press time.
IBM is one of the world's leading patent holders and this year celebrated the 100th anniversary of its first patent