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Intel has spent $375 million today. On a new chip factory? A new fabrication plant? R&D? Nope. Patents. Lots, and lots, of patents. With IP litigation in the technology realm reaching crazy new heights (just look at Samsung vs. Apple for instance), the one that tech companies suddenly crave are patents. The more you have, the less likely you are to get sued; and if you are sued, the more likely you are to have some ammunition. InterDigital is largely viewed as a patent house that simply collects patents, and then tries to strongarm major companies into forking out absurd licensing fees or just suing them altogether. There are two sides to each story, of course, but the track record speaks... Read more...