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Google gives HTC nine patents to use against Apple

By Matt Weinberger | September 8, 2011, 2:18am PDT

Google gives HTC nine patents to use against Apple | ZDNet

Summary: The smartphone patent wars escalate as Google signs nine over to HTC to use in legal battle against Apple. But is the search giant making itself a target?

With this news, this mobile patent lawsuit chart needs an update.

Google signed nine patents over to HTC last week, giving the smartphone manufacturer new grounds to counterattack Apple with infringement claims, Bloomberg reports.

Those patents - three of which originated from Openwave Systems, two from Palm, and four from Motorola - all came to Google less than a year ago. Why, exactly, Google gave them to HTC on August 29th, no one is saying.