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Sanity slowing coming into focus in patent wars


Patents have been a lucrative source of highly profitable income for the technology companies that have accumulated sizable portfolios over the years. Companies earn income by licensing their patents to other companies or by prosecuting others who are felt to … Continue reading

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A billion? Maybe good value if they’re good patents


At first glance, the news that Microsoft has agreed to pay AOL more than $1 billion for a trove of 925 patents (plus access to 300 patents kept by AOL) might seem to be an expensive purchase to some.¬†Microsoft then … Continue reading

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