Google buys more patents to protect Android....

Google bought @1023 patents from IBM.  The patent wars don't seem to be ending anytime soon.  So Google is trying to shore up it's defenses.  None of the articles we could find could tell us exactly what was in the patent grab.  Neither was anyone sure what was paid for them.  What we do know is that Patents seem to be going for about $400,000/patent on average.  So it goes without saying that they spent a lot. 

Brian Wagner

Brian started working with *nix in while a student at Kent State University in the early 90's. In 1995, as an E-Mail Administrator for Caliber Technology (now part of Fedex) he was tasked with administering Sendmail on both Slackware Linux and Solaris Systems. His first home install of Linux was MkLinux DR1 in 1996 on his 60 Mhz PowerMac. Since then Brian has been working and consulting on Linux and it's uses in the Enterprise to support everything from E-Mail, Firewalls, Web and File serving to custom cluster solutions and grid solutions. Brian has had the opportunity to work in both Fortune 500 companies and small 2 person organizations. This has given him the unique insight into the differences every size business faces.