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Patent auction nets millions for inventors

CNET's Michael Kanellos checks out the Ocean Tomo SpringIP Patent auction in San Francisco, where buyers snapped up $19.6million worth of patents. While critics say these patents will fuellawsuits, inventors say it's a good way to get recognition for the workthey've done.

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