Google acquires 1,023 patents from IBM


Google Inc. isn’t done yet with its pursuit for mobile patents. The company just acquired 1,023 patents from International Business Machines Corp. for an undisclosed sum.
The patent buy comes right on the heels of the 17,000 patents Google stands to obtain through its $12.5 billion acquisition of Motorola Mobility Holdings Inc. Google previously acquired another 1,030 patents from IBM in a transaction in July, according to Bloomberg.

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Matt Kapko specializes in the convergence of social media, mobility, digital marketing and technology. As a senior writer at, Matt covers social media and enterprise collaboration. Matt is a former editor and reporter for ClickZ, RCR Wireless News, paidContent and mocoNews, iMedia Connection, Bay City News Service, the Half Moon Bay Review, and several other Web and print publications. Matt lives in a nearly century-old craftsman in Long Beach, Calif. He enjoys traveling and hitting the road with his wife, going to shows, rooting for the 49ers, gardening and reading.