Google Arms Itself With 1000 Patents From IBM

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Google's on a patent buying spree to protect Android. The search giant recently grabbed Motorola, its hardware and 17,000 patents for a cool $12.5 billion and scooped up another 1,023 patents from IBM. Go, Go Green Robot. [Bloomberg]

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how is this about gadgets?

if android is open source, why is it battling patents? wouldnt it's code be public domain?