Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 24th May 2011 22:35 UTC, submitted by twitterfire
Apple "Apple has been assigned rights to over 200 patents and pending patent applications by Freescale Semiconductor, the chip design company spun off from Motorola in 2003. Though the exact details of the transaction aren't discernible from the public records, the bulk of the patents appear to be related to wireless communication hardware technology." Uh-oh. World, be prepared for even more patent lawsuits as Android continues to grow. Sigh.
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Companies sell assets all the time for various reasons. Perhaps they just needed actual immediate cash rather than potential future licensing income.

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