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Microsoft Sells Recently-Purchased AOL Patents to Facebook

Microsoft, which just bought patents from AOL for $1 billion, is now turning around and selling most of them to Facebook for $550 million.
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Facebook Paying $550 Million for Some of AOL’s Patents

Technology : Shelly Palmer Digital Living (2 years ago)

Facebook is beefing up its intellectual property arsenal by paying $550 million for some of the patents Microsoft recently agreed to buy from AOL. Facebook, the world’s largest social network, will obtain about 650 AOL patents and a... Read Post

Microsoft and Facebook Align Further with Patent Deal

Technology : Bits (2 years ago)

Less than two weeks after Microsoft paid AOL more than $1 billion for a trove of its patents, Microsoft is selling or licensing those same patents to its online ally, Facebook, for $550 million. Read Post

Microsoft To Sell Some AOL Patents To Facebook For $550M

Technology : The Tech Trade (2 years ago)

Microsoft, which recently agreed to pay $1 billion for a portfolio of patents from AOL, today said it will sell a portion of those patents to Facebook for $550 million in cash. The company noted that the AOL deal included the rights... Read Post


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