Lenovo buys 72 million patents for mobile devices




The Chinese multinational Lenovo has purchased patents for over 72 million patents and licenses of U.S. ‘patent troll’ Unwired. These include: 3G and LTE patents, which the company wants to enter. Smartphone and mobile PC market continued

Lenovo logo When the transaction is completed, Lenovo will be 21 patent families in their hands, so reports Business Wire. For how long Lenovo may make use of the patents, is not clear, but according to the message, it is’ a number of years. ” The patents include standard-essential patents, covering important functionalities of devices. Also, there are patents that deal with the implementation of techniques and software on mobile devices.

In January bought Lenovo Motorola already on Google. To do this put the company an amount equivalent to 2.11 billion euros down. Even with that purchase a number of patents were involved. The Chinese company already produces smartphones for the Chinese market, but if and when Lenovo smartphones coming to the Western market, is not known.

Lenovo probably buy the patents to be able to hedge against patent claims from other companies themselves. It is not attractive to start against companies that many patents have patent issues: then run the prosecutor fact that the other company itself tightens lawsuits.

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