Intel has seen the chaos created by the patents wars in the mobile world, so it seems that, instead of waiting to get burned like the others got, they decided to prepare ahead, by building a competitive patent arsenal.
Intel is purchasing 1,700 patents related to Wi-Fi, 3G, and LTE technologies, from Interdigital, a company from which Google recently bought some patents as well. Intel paid $375 million for the whole bunch, which seems like a low price, considering that recently, 1,000 mobile related patents went for $1 billion.
Intel is no stranger to developing wireless technologies. They’ve been pushing Wi-Fi since its inception with their Centrino [...]