HP seeking buyers for mobile patents: Report

Last Updated: Thursday, October 24, 2013 - 09:29

New Delhi: Hewlett-Packard Co is seeking buyers for some of its mobile-computing patents, Bloomberg reported, citing people with direct knowledge of the matter.

The company has approached potential buyers about the portfolio of patents, which include those related to webOS - the smartphone and tablet-computer operating system that HP acquired through its 2010 buy of Palm Inc, people told the agency.

HP sold the webOS operating system to South Korea`s LG Electronics Inc earlier this year, but retained the patents and all the technology relating to the cloud service of webOS.

"We don`t comment on rumor and speculation," Michael Thacker, a spokesperson for Hewlett-Packard told Bloomberg.

HP could not immediately be reached for comment by Reuters outside of regular U.S. business hours.


First Published: Thursday, October 24, 2013 - 09:29

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