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Unwired Planet Has Bought 2,400+ Wireless Patents From Ericsson To Beef Up In Patent Fights Against Google, Apple And RIM

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http://techcrunch.com – The patent rat-race continues apace. Today Unwired Planet announced that it has purchased a portfolio of over 2,400 patents from the troubled Swedish mobile vendor Ericsson. The deal includes IP related to 2G, 3G and LTE technologies, and will give Unwired Planet significantly more ammunition in its various legal battles against Apple (x2), Google and RIM over patent infringements. Prior to this deal, Unwired Planet had 260 patents. The news has sent Unwired Planet’s stock, which is traded on Nasdaq, up nearly 20% in after-hours trading. The financial terms of the deal were disclosed in (IT news)