Bill Slawski spotted the transfer of ownership of these patent applications this morning. The patents transfer to Google from Cuil include 20090240672, 20090240685, 20090241044, 20090241018, 20090241058, 20090241065 and 20090241066.
This is not all that surprising, being that one of the co-founders, Anna Patterson joined Google the same month Cuil went offline.
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- Anna Patterson, Cuil Founder, Returns To Google
- Cuil Launches — Can This Search Start-Up Really Best Google?
- Cuil Announces New Layout, Other Updates
- Cuil Launches Timeline To Search Results
- Cuil Jumps On The Real-Time Search Bandwagon
- Cuil Fast Test – Relevancy Isn’t A Google Killer
- Cuil Maplines: A Good Idea That Needs Work
- Google To Gain Access To Over 1.5 Million European Patent Documents