IBM told Twitter it believed the social networking company infringed on its patents. Twitter later acquired more than 900 patents from Big Blue and bolstered its intellectual property portfolio.
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The big takeaway here is not the ruling as much as it is an avenue to end the patent madness.
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"Google suggests that it has paid so many commenters that it will be impossible to list them all. Please simply do your best but the impossible is not required," says Judge William Alsup.
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The two entities will split ownership of the patents, which focus on LTE, 4G and 3G.
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If you connect the dots AOL's patent sale to Microsoft may have a lot to do with the Bing Maps, Mapquest, OpenStreetMap trio vs. Google Maps.