“Googler Killer”, Cuil, Patent Applications Acquired By Google

Googler Killer, Cuil, which launched in June 2008 and went defunct in September 2010, have had their patent applications acquired by Google.

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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