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Facebook buys 750 IBM patents after Yahoo lawsuit

03/22, 4:10pm

Facebook rumored to have bought 750 IBM patents

Facebook has bought 750 patents from IBM in order to be better protected against patent infringement lawsuits, Bloomberg was told by a purported source close to the affair. The deal isn't yet public, but the patents were said to cover software and networking technologies, among others. Its purchase was almost certainly triggered by Yahoo's recent lawsuit against the social network over web patents.

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