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Originally Posted by Kauke;14393892 
Patent all the things!

Excuse me but I have patented the phrase "Patent all the things!" as appearing your OCN post, please delete your post or face possible liability in the amount of $250,000 for every infringing word.
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Originally Posted by smash_mouth01;14396057 
So wait let me get this strait they(Google) acquire patents from IBM because of possible future "Gumming up" of the tech industry.

But what makes them the authority and what says that they won't start taking companies to court like Apple have been ?

They aquire patents from IBM because the tech industry is gummed up, not could be.

The only reason they need them is to serve as part of a defense mechanism against being sued. Apple/microsoft....whoever, won't try to sue them into oblivion if they know google can sue them into oblivion right back (a my patent portfolio is as big or bigger than your patent portfolio situation). It's nothing more than putting a "beware of my big stick" sign on the front lawn.
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Originally Posted by tr8rjohnk;14397342 
Yes but pretty 'strategic' of IBM to put these patents up for sale during a period when patents are being taken advantage of, yes I mean apple.

IBM scores big due to all the stupidity. I suppose, good for them.

touche. In any practical manner the patents in question probably weren't worth much to ibm anyway, may as well dump them when a silly town market artificially inflates their value. Good for them.
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