Now You Can Cash in on the Patent-Portfolio Sweepstakes

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In early April, onetime Internet stalwart AOL Inc. (NYSE: AOL) agreed to sell 925 patents and patent applications to Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq: MSFT) for $1.1 billion. Then, last week, Microsoft agreed to sell 550 of those patents to Facebook Inc. for $550 million (they're also cross-licensing all the patents). Microsoft says the Facebook deal lets […]