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Google goes shopping for patents

Apr 06, 2011, 02:17 (0 Talkback[s])

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"Experts told the BBC they believe the final price could go well over $1bn and may be as high as $2bn.

"The amount of money being put up illustrates how fierce the patent wars have become as companies like Apple, Google, Nokia and HTC become embroiled in lawsuits.

"Google is not convinced that all the litigation is justified.

"'The patent system should reward those who create the most useful innovations for society, not those who stake bogus claims or file dubious lawsuits,' said Kent Walker general counsel for Google in the firm's blog."

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