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Friday Factoid – 7.12.13

In many cases, companies can generate substantial additional revenues by licensing or selling their intellectual property assets outside their ordinary course of business.  In 2012, AOL agreed to sell to Microsoft approximately 800 patents and license approximately 300 additional patents for a deal price of $1.056 billion. Source: http://www.forbes.com/sites/abrambrown/2012/04/09/aol-to-sell-license-patents-to-microsoft-for-nearly-1-1-billion-aol-shares-soar-35/