HP Shopping WebOS Patents

Posted by at 1:18 pm on October 24, 2013

HP is looking to sell its mobile technology patents in order to improve its financial footing, reports Bloomberg.

Most of the patents pertain to webOS, which HP acquired when it bought Palm in 2010. HP killed off Palm’s devices in 2011 and eventually open-sourced webOS before selling the operating system to LG. HP has approached several companies that it thinks might be interested in the patents, but those companies were not named by Bloomberg’s sources. HP paid $1.2 billion for Palm, but there are no estimates about the value of the remaining patents.

HP uses Microsoft’s Windows platform and Google’s Android platform for its PCs and tablets, respectively.

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