Amazon to jump into patent war, arms themselves with IP leader

Amazon looking to jump into the patent war, have hired IP "leader" to help them.

@anthony256
Published Thu, Aug 9 2012 1:34 AM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 12:27 PM CST

According to a piece on Reuters, Amazon is looking to scoop up a bunch of intellectual property (IP) experts to help them enter the patent acquisition and licensing game, after seeing the patent war between Apple, Google, and more.

Amazon to jump into patent war, arms themselves with IP leader | TweakTown.com

Amazon have reportedly hired executive recruiting firm Argos Search in order to help Amazon hire an IP "Acquisition and Investment Leader" that can "identify and evaluate strategic IP acquisition and licensing opportunities" according to a job description that Reuters had fall into their hands. The person Amazon hires will work close with all of Amazon's technology team's and leaders on future product development, according to the document. Amazon said in their job posting:

At Amazon we are rapidly growing in many new and exciting technology areas. To support and protect our expansion we are seeking an executive to work with our business teams to identify and procure intellectual property.

This means that Amazon are looking to grow their patent portfolio, through any means, be it acquisitions of patent-holding companies, outright purchases of patents or licensing, and more. This move shows that Amazon is in the game for the long run, but is it the best method? The way I see it, you have to play dirty against the other players that are playing the game, which is the way it was created.

NEWS SOURCE:reuters.com

Anthony joined the TweakTown team in 2010 and has since reviewed 100s of graphics cards. Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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