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February 25, 2012

Google Buys Cuil Search Patent Applications

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By: Clint Boulton, eWeek

Google has acquired seven pending search user interface patents from defunct, erstwhile challenger Cuil. Google declined to say how it would appropriate the technology. Google confirmed it has purchased seven search patent applications of Cuil, the failed search startup that set out to defeat the search engine giant when it was launched more than three years ago. Financial terms of the patent purchase were not disclosed. A Google spokesperson declined to comment on the company’s plans for the seven patents, which are pending approval by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). The patent documents, uncovered by SEO By The Sea patent watcher Bill Slawski in the USPTO assignment database, cover user interface technology and formats for search.

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