Google buys 188 U.S. patents and 29 patent applications from IBM Corporation

Posted on Jan 6 2012 - 3:23pm by Editorial Staff

With reports confirmed, Google had bought up another batch of patents from IBM covering a range of technologies used in cellphones. The patents covered a wide range of topics, such as blade servers, data caching, video conferencing, email administration, instant messaging applications, wireless phones and javascript widgets. The transfers were registered with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office December last week.

About Google:

Beginning in 1996, Stanford University graduate students Larry Page and Sergey Brin built a search engine called “BackRub” that used links to determine the importance of individual web pages. By 1998 they had formalized their work, creating the company you know today as Google.

Since then, Google has grown by leaps and bounds. From offering search in a single language we now offer dozens of products and services—including various forms of advertising and web applications for all kinds of tasks—in scores of languages. And starting from two computer science students in a university dorm room, we now have thousands of employees and offices around the world.

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