Due to the patent battle Google decided to buy over 1000 technology patents from IBM.
In Googles e-mail statement they said:
“Like many tech companies, at times we’ll acquire patents that are relevant to our business.”
The acquired patents from Google,are about the architecture and fabrication of microprocessor and memory chips, but also to servers, routers and online search engines.
Google has been trying for some time to catch up with the patents to other IT companies like Microsoft and Apple. It has already bought from IBM in July 1000 patents. With the recent acquisition of the smartphone business of Motorola by Google, it should also be gone including the approximately 17 000 briefs, which go to the owner.
So Google wants to prevent their vulnerability.