Google continues to buy more patents from IBM, in fact it appears that
Google has bought another 188 U.S. patents and 29 patent applications from IBM.
Some speculate that Google has been buying patents from IBM and others to help it defend its Android software from the challenges involving Apple’s iPhone.
Google’s largest deal so far involved the purchase of Motorola’s Mobility for $12.5 billion to acquire the mobile patents. So far, Google has purchased more than 1,000 patents from IBM.
The recent purchased patents, although undisclosed, relates to patents used in cellphones. The transfers were registered with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office last week.