Continuing its acquisition streak to bolster its mobile position, Lenovo announced it will purchase $100 million in wireless patents from Unwired Planet. The deal comes a little less than two months after Lenovo agreed to buy Google's Motorola Mobile division for $2.91 billion.
Unwired Planet, formerly Openwave Systems, purchased a portfolio of nearly 2,000 patents from Ericsson, including intellectual property relating to 2G, 3G and LTE technologies.
Ericsson sold close to 2,000 wireless patents to Unwired Planet, formerly Openwave Systems, according to a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The deal gives Unwired Planet some potential ammunition in patent battles.