Google Acquires IBM Patents

Wednesday, January 4th, 2012
The patent wars between companies are getting more and more interesting when it comes to the industry giants in the tech world. On the online and mobile front, the practice of acquiring an arsenal of patents has been more active than ever. These patents serve as a means to either protect or even mount patent litigation on other companies, usually competitors on the same market. They become weapons to either attack

Oracle, Microsoft Targeting Android Phones For Licensing Fees

Monday, July 11th, 2011
One of the big issues going around among the tech giants seems to revolve around patent litigation. It seems to be becoming one of the more interesting areas of battle between competing tech businesses, not to mention as a lucrative means to generate some much needed revenue stream for the patent holders. From settlements to licensing fees, companies with a hoard of patent licenses are going after other companies

Nortel Patents Bought By Tech Consortium for $4.5 Billion

Friday, July 1st, 2011
Canadian telecom equipment maker Nortel filed for bankruptcy protection in June of 2009. But it seems that it may still be able to make money with is veritable collection of patent licenses. The Nortel patents cache have attracted quite a number of other tech companies eager to get hold of the stash. Google offered around $900 million for it last April. But Nortel may be on the verge of giving those patent license