AOL sells 800 patents to Microsoft in $1 billion deal

By Jos · 4 replies
Apr 9, 2012
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  1. AOL announced it has reached an agreement with Microsoft to sell over 800 of its patents and a number of relevant patent applications for $1.056 billion in cash. According to…

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  2. 9Nails

    9Nails TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,215   +177

    Is that a good deal? I mean for Microsoft. I know the AOL guys are doing their best Scrooge McDuck impersonation right now.
  3. Scshadow

    Scshadow TS Evangelist Posts: 511   +152

    More patents to troll with. Seems good for Microsoft.
  4. Hopefully it will be blocked by the DOJ for antitrust concerns, but probably not, Microsoft owns them.
  5. likedamaster

    likedamaster TS Enthusiast Posts: 88   +13

    Wow. 800 patents is nothing to sneeze at. Good for Microsoft, and good deal all around really, God knows AOL was bleeding money severely.

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