There are lots of ways to reduce the threat of patent litigation: form licensing pools; sign deals with aggregators like Acacia and IV; join defensive alliances. Google's latest anti-litigation move is to bid high for 6,000 sought-after Nortel patents covering cell phone and Internet technology.
Google Bids $900 Million for Nortel Patent Portfolio to Use as Leverage Against Would-Be IP Plaintiffs
April 4, 2011
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