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Tech companies like Google have nearly unlimited pools of money, so they can spend ridiculously large amounts of money for things that make sense to them.

People do the same thing. How many rich guys buy a $500k Ferrari that is never driven?




>How many rich guys buy a $500k Ferrari that is never driven?

None. No Ferrari costs $500k outside of an auction house, and even then that's a very rare price. The classic collectable ferraris go for far more, and the "average" ferraris go for far less.


Also, patents can function at the very least as patent lawsuit deterrents.




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