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Google adds more IBM patents to tech arsenal

SAN FRANCISCO — Google confirmed Thursday that it has added 1,023 more IBM patents to its technology arsenal to fend off legal attacks by rivals such as Apple and Microsoft. The purchases added to the 1,000 or so patents the California-based Internet firm bought from IBM in July and reportedly…

White House seeks to clamp down on piracy, copyright infringement

WASHINGTON – The Obama administration unveiled a blueprint Monday to beef up digital copyright laws, as part of an effort to adjust intellectual property regulations in the age of the Internet. “Our efforts focus on combating significant acts of infringement, protecting legitimate uses of the Internet and respecting principles of…