As lawsuits over patents are getting more and more common in the IT sector, Google have decided they should prepare for them. The company believes that patent disputes are only stopping the competition and it doesn’t normally attack other companies over patents, but still they have decided they should be prepared to defend itself and its partners against the constant attacks. And that’s why the company has hired a group of lawyers, specialized in patent fights.
Recently, the company lost a 6000 patent portfolio,which went to a consortium of companies like Apple, Microsoft, RIM and Sony. Google only has 300 patents, whereas Microsoft has registered 3000 just for last year.