At the New York Times, Michael J. de la Merced has the story in
AOL Strikes $1.1 Billion Patent Deal With Microsoft
writing inter alia that:
"AOL agreed on Monday to sell a portfolio of over 800 patents, and license about 300 more, to Microsoft for $1.056 billion, amid an arms race within the technology industry over intellectual property."There is big money in IP rights.
Read the whole article here.