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Old 04-10-2012, 04:30 PM   #1
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LXer: Microsoft buys 800 patents from AOL covering search, ads, more


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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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