- Apr 12, 2001
Accoridng to PatentlyO, Apple has recently recorded the receipt of 200 patents and pending patent applications from the electronics company Freescale Semiconductor, Inc. Freescale was originally a division of Motorola but was spun off in 2003. The patents reportedly represent a wide range of topics related to computer hardware and wireless devices.
It's not clear what Apple's intentions are with the patents or if they were part of some sort of settlement.it is unclear from the information now available whether (1) Apple obtained full title to the patents and (2) whether Apple purchased the rights or obtained them through some other type of transaction.
Article Link: Apple Acquires 200+ Patents from Freescale Semiconductor