Microsoft buys 800 patents from AOL covering search, ads, more

Posted by Scott_Ruecker on Apr 10, 2012 4:04 PM EDT
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Yes, it's another huge sale of patents to an already huge IP behemoth. Microsoft is buying 800 of AOL's 1100 or so patents for a little over $1 billion, while also taking up a license for the remainder 300 AOL patents. In addition, Microsoft is buying all the patents owned by AOL subsidiary Netscape.

And Netscape's patents too? My gut tells me this is bad.. - Scott

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Yet again. Bob_Robertson 40 926 Apr 13, 2012 5:24 PM

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