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VMware CEO: Facebook will also have to fight a patent war soon

Sep 06, 2011, 12:02 (2 Talkback[s])
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"Social media websites have weak patent portfolios: Facebook has only 12 patents to its name, while the totals for the other guys range from zero to two each, according to filings with the US Patent and Trademark Office. Google was in a similar position earlier this year: it had far fewer mobile-related patents than its competitors. Last month, the search giant ended up buying Motorola Mobility and its 17,000 patents for $12.5 billion."

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