Earlier we heard that Google had transferred a number of patents to HTC, in what looks like an attempt by Google to protect its Android manufacturers from the various court cases being brought against them by Apple.
Now it would appear that HTC has actually purchased the nine patents in question from Google, although there are no details on how much HTC paid Google for the patents, so it could end up being a nominal amount.
HTC acquired the nine patents from Google over the last few weeks, and the patents include four from Motorola, three from Openwave Systems Inc and two from Palm Inc.
Source All Things D
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