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Qualcomm buys Palm and related patent portfolios from HP

by TabTimes Staff

January 23 2014

Chipmaker Qualcomm has scooped up 1,400 granted and pending US patents and another 1,000 foreign patents from HP.

The purchase includes "fundamental mobile operating system techniques" and come from a collection of patent portfolios formerly belonging to the once high-flying smartphone maker Palm.

After buying Palm for ever a billion dollars, HP ended up shuttering the business including the ill-fated Touchpad tablet based on Palms's highly-rated webOS. 

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