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Lenovo drives smartphone business with NEC mobile patents deal

10 Apr 14

Lenovo has purchased a portfolio of patents from NEC Corporation, consisting 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.

“A strong patent portfolio is a key element for success in the smartphone business," says Ira Blumberg, vice president of Intellectual Property, Lenovo.

"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.”

Lenovo will continue to acquire additional intellectual property assets both through its own innovation and engineering, as well as from external sources to support its rapidly expanding PC Plus business that includes mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets.

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