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Facebook Buys 750 IBM Patents To Stop Lawsuits

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Facebook Buys 750 IBM Patents To Stop Lawsuits
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After facing over twenty lawsuits last year, Facebook took steps to alleviate the pressure by purchasing over seven hundred patents from International Business Machines (IBM). The purchase includes various technologies used in networking and software application.

Currently Facebook holds only around fifty patents, but has many more applications filed with the US patent office (around 500). This new acquisition dramatically improves the size of Facebook’s patent portfolio and could be useful in fending off lawsuits like the one they are fighting right now from Yahoo!.

It looks like there’s going to be a war between Yahoo! and Facebook, and now Facebook is properly armed to engage Yahoo!. We’ll wait to see what happens. In the meantime Twitter will let us know what people are thinking about with Facebook’s new acquisition:

Oh #Facebook, you’re so clever. http://t.co/tNV1jzqi #socialmedia 7 minutes ago via web ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

Facebook Bought 750 Patents From IBM [REPORT]:

In case there was any doubt that the current system isn’t working – FB Buys 750 IBM Patents To Defend Against Yahoo http://t.co/b5yPSyDT 6 minutes ago via Tweet Button ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

Nice! #Facebook buys 750 #IBM patents to defend against #Yahoo http://t.co/0XDAkSwd 18 minutes ago via web ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

And the race is on…. http://t.co/RZaeFiBB 40 minutes ago via Facebook ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

Troll Repellant! http://t.co/pR2xGaM3 47 minutes ago via Facebook ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

Well, that’s an interesting development! RT @JesseNewhart: Facebook Buys 750 IBM Patents To Defend Against Yahoo http://t.co/GkU3fOeQ 59 minutes ago via TweetDeck ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

Facebook buys 750 patents from IBM. Likely as defensive weapons against Yahoo. Watch this space! 1 hour ago via web ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

Intellectual property is out of control, example #145,745: http://t.co/hScU0BbW – can’t wait for our dystopian future… 42 minutes ago via web ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

Funny->RT @lauriemccabe: IBM yard sale! GOOG buys 1K IBM patents, now FB buys 750 IBM Patents 2 Defend Agst Yahoo http://t.co/em1GFf41 1 hour ago via TweetDeck ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

Facebook Buys 750 IBM Patents To Stop Lawsuits
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