Back in August we reported that Google had purchased over 1,000 patents from IBM, then we heard that Google was buying Motorola Mobility, which would give the search giant a large patent portfolio that could be used to defend Google’s Android OS from the like of Apple and Microsoft.
Now it would appear that Google has purchased another 1,022 patents from IBM, and it looks like the purchase to place back in August, with a final transaction date of the 13th of September.
Last week Google sold a number of patents to HTC, so the Android smartphone manufacturer could defend it self against various legal cases being brought against it by Apple.
We wonder if Google plans to do the same thing with other Android manufacturers, Samsung would be a good candidate to get some help from Google as there are now 20 individual cases between Samsung and Apple.
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