Microsoft might be making big play for wearables with $200 million patent purchase

Microsoft is reportedly pursuing a wearable tech patent grab. An unnamed source tells TechCrunch that the Windows maker is looking to purchase “a trove of assets and patents” largely pertaining to wearable devices designed by the little-known Osterhout Design Group at a price of nearly $ 200 million. However TechCrunch cautions that its anonymous source says the two companies are still negotiating on just what patents would be sold, and for how much.

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