Google strengthens Android defense with 1,023 IBM patents

Shawn Knight

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Google has obtained 1,023 patents from IBM in an effort to further protect their Android platform from potential lawsuits waged by rival smartphone OS providers. The transfer was recorded on…

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SammyJames

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wagan8r said:
Bummer, they were one short of 1,024. That would have been cool in a nerdy sort of way.
Yeah -- you're right! It's ALMOST like a googol of patents... I mean a Google of patents... I mean...

You know what I mean.
 

aj_the_kidd

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wagan8r said:
Bummer, they were one short of 1,024. That would have been cool in a nerdy sort of way.
nice :)
I guess its he who has the most patents wins (and then monopolize the market)
 

kahping

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wagan8r said:
Bummer, they were one short of 1,024. That would have been cool in a nerdy sort of way.
Computers start counting from 0 so 1023 (in binary) == 1024 (decimal)?
 

Wagan8r

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kahping said:
wagan8r said:
Bummer, they were one short of 1,024. That would have been cool in a nerdy sort of way.
Computers start counting from 0 so 1023 (in binary) == 1024 (decimal)?
Well, 1023 in binary is 1111111111, but you're right that computers would count indices 0-1023 for a total of 1024 indices. Unfortunately, you can't count patents that way.
 

mailpup

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@ fpsgamerJR62. A major overhaul of US patent laws was just signed yesterday, Friday.