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What: Shares of mobile patent wrangler VirnetX
So what: This is the second double-digit jump in as many days for VirnetX, all amid buyout rumors as the patent wars in the smartphone sector continue to heat up. Today's reminder of the importance of a strong intellectual property portfolio comes courtesy of Apple
Now what: VirnetX supporters are quick to tell you that its security patents are as much as required for implementing a real 4G wireless service -- which is not the same as the souped-up 3G connections being marketed under the next-generation name today. That would make the company an obvious buyout target for jousting patent knights from Apple to Google
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