Google has purchased another batch of patents from IBM, totalling 217, according to the SEO by The Sea website. Including acquisition of 188 granted patents and 29 published pending applications from IBM in its patent assignment database on Dec. 30, 2011
The most recent patent purchase follows on from the previous patent acquisitions bought by Google from IBM during July, August and September totally around 2,100. No details have been disclosed as to the details of the new patent purchase, but its expected that both Google and IBM will remain tight lipped about the proceedings that were sealed late last year.
Bill Slawski, author of the SEO blog, SEO by the Sea explains:
“The patents cover a broad range of topics, such as presentation software, blade servers, data caching, server load balancing, network performance, video conferencing, email administration, and instant messaging applications. A number of the patents cover specific Internet, phone, and mobile phone technologies as well.”
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