Apple, Google lead consortium to purchase Kodak's patent portfolio

Shawn Knight

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Apple and Google, described by some as bitter rivals in the mobile handset race, have reportedly joined forces in an effort to purchase a patent portfolio being auctioned off by bankrupt Eastman Kodak. Previous reports had pinned Apple and Google……

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strangly though getting into bed with your enemies, usually turns out to be the most thrilling bed time fun, than doing it with your allies.


Check your facts - either you have the most direct line to news nobody else has or this is the sloppiest reporting I've seen in a long time. I would find Apple and Google teaming up to buy these patents to be a space-shot.


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Sounds like a corporate version of the Creative Commons, except you gotta pay to play, there will be trouble if you use the tech while not in the owners' club, and the original owner doesn't like the terms. Which reminds me of something Jack Handey said - ?To me, boxing is like a ballet, except there's no music, no choreography, and the dancers hit each other.?

Okay, not the Creative Commons. Never mind.