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Twitter never said how much it paid to acquire more than 900 patents from IBM last year, but a newly published SEC filing reveals the company was willing to spend big to avoid a patent-infringement battle.
Social-networking giant's amended S-1 sheds light on how much it plunked down for patents in first quarter.
The surface-based computing tech detects the shapes and weights of objects in contact with the floor to improve home security and provide medical support.
The Web giant adds more than 200 patents and patents pending from IBM, some of which could be used to defend against Android infringement claims by Oracle.
Company's purchase includes a host of patents related to everything "Web-based querying" to the "fabrication and architecture of memory and microprocessing chips."
Some mistakenly claim IBM's patent claims against the open-source OpenHercules project make it a foe to open source everywhere, but the truth is very different.
Remote would post what you're watching to your Facebook, Twitter, blog, or other Web service. I don't know if I like this or not, but, well, no. I don't like it one bit.
Is IBM seeking to patent the very process for earning money on patents?
IBM has been quiet on patents for some time, but Glyn Moody reminds us that IBM's patent pledge is still in effect, and only helpful if you're using an OSI-approved open source license.