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Facebook Acquisition of WhatsApp Lacks a Patent Portfolio

Yesterday, Facebook announced that it will pay $4 billion in cash and $12 billion in stock for WhatsApp, plus an additional $3 billion in restricted stock units. As reported by USA Today, the deal ranks as the “fourth-largest technology acquisition of the past decade.” Over the last two years, Facebook has amassed a large patent […]

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Patent Settlement with HTC Is a Win For Nokia

Nokia announced today that it has settled all pending patent litigation with HTC, and the two companies have entered into a patent and technology collaboration agreement where “HTC will make payments to Nokia and the collaboration will involve HTC’s LTE patent portfolio, further strengthening Nokia’s licensing offering.”  The full terms of the agreement are confidential.