globaleconomicanalysis.blogspot.com / Mike “Mish” Shedlock / Sunday, January 12, 2014 5:07 PM
Google wants to avoid “patent wars” but realistically speaking, what else can one call the massive “race to acquire patents“?
While pondering that question, please consider Google catches up in technology patent wars
Google was awarded nearly 2,000 patents in the US last year, almost double the number of all previous years combined, catapulting it into the top ranks of technology companies building stockpiles of legally-protected innovations.
The rapid growth, revealed by an analysis of patent office filings, is the latest sign of the internet search company’s attempt to buttress a weak position in the smartphone industry’s patent wars. It also highlights a race to stake out promising new technology markets, as fields such as “wearable” computing become the next frontiers for growth.
Thanks to BrotherJohnF