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Google doubles patents awarded in 2013

Monday 13 January 2014 | 11:04 CET | News
Google was awarded nearly 2,000 patents in the US last year, almost double the number of all previous years combined, an analysis of patent office filings reported by the Financial Times found. The higher number of patents is expected to boost the company's defences in the ongoing smartphone patents war, as well as support its ongoing innovation in areas such as wearable connected devices. "Our hope is to avoid a war," said Allen Lo, Google's chief patent lawyer. "Hopefully we can learn from the smartphone litigation." Google was assigned 1,920 patents in 2013, according to the review of the

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