PC maker Lenovo has announced that it has purchased a portfolio of patents from NEC Corporation, a Japanese provider of information technology services and products
According to Lenovo, the portfolio consists of more than 3,800 patent families filed in numerous countries around the world. The portfolio includes standard essential patents for 3G and LTE mobile technologies as well as patents that cover a broad range of features and technologies used in many of today’s most advanced mobile products such as smartphones.
Ira Blumberg, vice president of Intellectual Property, Lenovo says “a strong patent portfolio is a key element for success in the smartphone business. This investment strengthens Lenovo’s existing intellectual property portfolio. As Lenovo expands its mobile PC Plus business into new markets, this investment shows it is committed to having the IP we need for global success.”