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Google buys patents from Apple Inc product manufacturer Hon Hai

Head Mounted Display technology involves superimposition of virtual images on real-world photos.

Written by Reuters | San Francisco |
August 24, 2013 10:54:00 am

Taiwan’s Hon Hai Precision Industry said it sold Google Inc part of a patent portfolio involving the superimposition of virtual images on real-world photos.

The technology,dubbed Head Mounted Display,is commonly used in aviation and ground displays,engineering and scientific design applications,gaming devices and training and simulation tools,the company said on Friday in a statement.

It did not disclose the price of the sale.

Hon Hai,the world’s largest maker of electronics under contract and a major manufacturer of Apple Inc products,has said it will focus on developing new technology,intellectual property rights and e-commerce as it looks to reduce its reliance on Apple.

It said it had applied for over 55,000 patent rights globally,of which over 5,000 have been approved.

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