As reported by Law 360 , AOL
and Microsoft are entering into a billion dollar deal that will provide
Microsoft with 800 AOL patents and a nonexclusive license for AOL's remaining 300-plus
patents. The agreement, which is expected to close by the end of 2012,
continues a patent arms race that...
By Craig P. Opperman
In mid-April, the media was full of reports about AOL's US$1.056 billion patent sale to Microsoft. The following week brought news that Microsoft had flipped 650 of those properties to Facebook. Next came news that Intel spent US$70 million buying patents from Aware. These...