Can’t Get Enough Patent Info?

As I said yesterday, both Google and Microsoft have patents (or applications filed) in the local space. Bill Slawski (via TechCruch) has rounded up some of the filings and applications:

Most of the above links detail filings and not granted patents, but there are many applications on file from both Google and Microsoft and to a lesser degree Yahoo that implicate local or mobile.

Here’s a SeekingAlpha piece that argues that investors should focus on Local.com’s operations not its patents, which have value but an indeterminate amount. Here’s another article tracking the increase in LOCM trading activity tied directly to the patent announcements and favorable commentary about the value of the portfolio.

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More from CrunchGear/PatentMonkey on the “enhanced directory assistance” patent obtained by Local.com.

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