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HP's WebOS conundrum: Sell the IP or try licensing?
By Larry Dignan | August 18, 2011, 3:32pm PDT
HP's WebOS conundrum: Sell the IP or try licensing? | ZDNet
Summary: HP’s WebOS may live on—via an interested buyer in it for the patents or under a licensing scheme.
The technology industry is clearly patent happy and there’s a bubble in intellectual property valuations related to anything wireless. Is there a chance that HP could derive some value for its Palm and WebOS related patents?
HP can only hope, but the chances look iffy. HP CEO Leo Apotheker on a conference call said that the company is looking at various options for WebOS. Those options could range from a sale to licensing. What to do with WebOS is just one issue facing HP as it attempts to reinvent itself.