Facebook Acquires No New Patents in WhatsApp Takeover


Paul Devinsky said that, when viewed “through the prism of IP,” Facebook’s $19 billion acquisition of WhatsApp was a “head scratcher” because of the acquired company’s “rather scarce IP assets.” Mr. Devinksy added: “It seems that Facebook, fairly flush with IP assets from other recent deals, was looking for something else entirely” – perhaps, he suggested, “a strategy to monetise its new service and new user base.” Read the full article