Microsoft's $1 Billion AOL Patent Buy: Google Loses, Lawyers Win

Microsoft's $1 Billion AOL Patent Buy: Google Loses, Lawyers Win

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Wonder what $1 billion will get you? Depending on your tastes, you can pick up a neat photo app with no business model or a hefty collection of software patents from a struggling company. Pending regulatory approval, Microsoft will buy more than 800 patents and related patent applications from AOL...
Microsoft's $1 Billion AOL Patent Buy: Google Loses, Lawyers Win
                                       

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