Dec 16th, 2014

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Looks like software vendors and OEMs aren’t the only ones looking to stop patent trolls dead in their tracks. Verizon is the latest to sign a deal with Google that will see them licensing Google extensive library of mobile patents, many of which were snapped up in their original purchase of Motorola Mobility.

Terms of the agreement weren’t disclosed, but we imagine Google dealt Verizon a fair price in order to make this happen. Verizon says they’ve been fighting the good fight when it comes to patent reform, and that while today’s deal is a good step to protect themselves by being better equipped to fight back against patent trolls, their heart is still set on seeing the entire system overhauled or reformed to keep people from stifling innovation.

Whether Verizon and all the other tech innovators are going to be successful in their plight remains to be seen, but for now all they can do is keep loading up the guns and aim them back at the very trolls who have them in their sights.

[via Verizon]

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