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Google didn’t invest more in patents because they “didn’t really believe rounded corners were patentable”

Posted By Ashraf On September 11, 2012 @ 10:30 PM In General Tech | No Comments


Ready for a shot across the aisle by Mountain View? In an interview with Bloomberg, Google vice president of corporate development David Lawee explains how the recent patent war has been a “wake up call” for Google. Lawee talks about Google, and people in general, not knowing the value of patents and Google not properly “investing in the patent ecosystem”. The reason he gave for not investing more in patents? Because Google “didn’t really believe rounded corners were patentable, we just didn’t buy into that notion of protecting your IP.” I wonder whom Google [2] is referring to.

In any case, Lawee’s comments put Google’s recent $12.5 billion acquisition of Motorola Mobility into better context. It is all about the patents, baby. You are welcome to view the whole 47 second video from Bloomberg from the via link below but there isn’t much else Lawee talks about.

[via Bloomberg [3], BGR [3]]

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