Google Hates Smartphone Patent Wars, But Buys Patents to Go to War

Googles general counsel Kent Walker apparently doesnt see eye to eye with the rest of his company.

The tech industry has a significant problem, Walker said earlier this week. Software patents are kind of gumming up the works of innovation.

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According to SEO by the Sea however, Google purchased 1,030 patents from IBM just two weeks before Walker made those comments. According to the report, the patents purchased cover a wide rage of IP, from the fabrication and architecture of memory and microprocessing chips, to other areas of computer architecture including servers and routers as well. Still more patents cover specific database functions, various aspects of object-oriented programming and even some business processes.

The terms of Googles acquisition have not been disclosed.

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