Patent purchases and R&D spend are simply different sides of the same coin 18 Oct 12
Last week’s report from The New York Times entitled ‘The Patent, Used as a Sword’ has generated a fair amount of discussion among both pro- and anti-IP camps. According to the piece, 2011 was the first year in which Apple and Google spent more money on patent litigation and transactions than on research and development. But the article doesn’t tell the whole story.
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