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[MS] Microsoft Acquires 800 Patents From AOL In $1.056 Billion Patent Deal

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NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–AOL Inc. (NYSE: AOL) (the “Company”) today announced that the Company has entered into a definitive agreement to sell over 800 of its patents and their related patent applications to Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT) (“Microsoft”) and to grant Microsoft a non-exclusive license to its retained patent portfolio for aggregate proceeds of $1.056 billion in cash.

http://microsoft-news.com/microsoft-acquires-800-patents-from-aol-in-1-056-billion-patent-deal/
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Interesting.

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Snaps. That's a lot of guac.
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That's 800 patents that Apple does not possess.

As far as I'm concerned, that's a win.
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That's 800 patents that Apple does not possess.
As far as I'm concerned, that's a win.

I agree.
 

 

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Originally Posted by Mad Pistol View Post

That's 800 patents that Apple does not possess.
As far as I'm concerned, that's a win.

lachen.gif omg to dam true and funny lachen.gif
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Mad Pistol View Post

That's 800 patents that Apple does not possess.
As far as I'm concerned, that's a win.

Agreed.
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Hopefully somewhere in that bag of patents, there is one for "Instant Messaging".
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That's 800 patents that Apple does not possess.
As far as I'm concerned, that's a win.

ROFL,it's true thumb.gif
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Whether Apple, Google, MS, or whoever, patent trolling is evil.

These guys own patents for the most ridiculous things. Like sliding your finger to unlock a phone. How stupid is it that that can even BE patented much less that someone not only did patent it, but then sued them in court to make the other guy change their phone because of it?

These kinds of tech patents are useless in the real world and only serve to stifle innovation and even fair use.
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