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Qualcomm buys HP's Palm, IPAQ and Bitfone patents

Qualcomm buys HP's Palm, IPAQ and Bitfone patents

The patents cover covers technologies which include fundamental mobile operating system techniques

Wireless technology firm Qualcomm has acquired a patent portfolio from HP Development Co LP and Palm Inc.

The portfolio, which has approximately 1,400 granted patents and pending patent applications from the US and approximately 1,000 granted patents and pending patent applications from other countries, covers technologies that include fundamental mobile operating system techniques.

It includes patents from Palm, IPAQ and Bitfone.

According to a company statement, the acquisition further enhances the strength and diversity of Qualcomm Incorporated’s industry-leading mobile patent portfolio and will enable the company to offer even more value to current and future licensees. The purchase price was not publicly disclosed.

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