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Google’s (Nasdaq: GOOG) mobile ambitions have been moved along in past weeks with its Sprint WiMAX deal and its interest in 700MHz frequency…

Google’s (Nasdaq: GOOG) mobile ambitions have been moved along in past weeks with its Sprint WiMAX deal and its interest in 700MHz frequency bands being sold off by the FCC. But if you take a closer look at the patents Google is filing, the search giant plans to go much further than this, claims one observer.

Stephen Arnold, a Kentucky-based analyst who has been tracking Google with trainspotting accuracy for a number of years, has found 17 telephony-related patents and patent applications by Google and another dozen with a tangential link, says an article in Red Herring. Even if Google does not plan to commercialize all those bells and whistles, it still means that “Eleven to 12 percent of Google’s innovation effort since 1999 is in telco,

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