Qualcomm acquires over 1,400 patents from Hewlett-Packard

Qualcomm announced Thursday the acquisition of 1,400 patents and applications from HP, specifically from the computing giant’s failed Palm smartphones and tablets division. Broken down, the total number of patents accounts for about 1,000 patents and 400 patents pending that “covers technologies that include fundamental mobile operating system techniques”.

Qualcomm Inc. (QCOM) said it bought a portfolio of patents from Hewlett-Packard Co. (HPQ), acquiring intellectual property that includes the fundamentals of mobile operating systems. Qualcomm said in a statement yesterday that the purchased portfolio consists of about 1,400 granted patents and pending applications in the U.S., and about 1,000 granted and being applied for in other countries. The San Diego-based company didn’t disclose the price of the deal.

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