Apple and Google (Briefly) Join Forces

In the video below, Motley Fool analyst Lyons George talks about how two of the world's biggest tech companies, Apple and Google , are joining hands in an effort to put together a bid to acquire Eastman Kodak's patent portfolio.

Kodak is going through a rough patch as it is coming out of a bankruptcy and Apple and Google together are offering over $500 million for Kodak's roughly 1,100 patents, the majority of which are related to image capturing, image manipulation, and sharing. The primary intention behind joining hands is to minimize future infringement litigation.

This past summer, both Apple and Google had attempted to acquire this portfolio independently. Apple-Microsoft and Google-Samsung placed separate bids, but none of the bids could match up to the current offer.


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