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Courts Approve of Apple, RIM, Microsoft's Nortel Buy

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Jul 11, 2011, 12:35 PM   by Eric M. Zeman

Reuters today reports that judges in the United States and in Canada have approved an Apple-led consortium's bid on some 6,000 Nortel patents that were auctioned off in late June. Apple, RIM, Microsoft, EMC Corp, Ericsson, and Sony Corp out-bid rival Google for the patents, many of which pertain to wireless networking technologies. Combined, the companies bid a total of $4.5 billion for the patents. The auction was held to satisfy Nortel's financial obligations resulting from its bankruptcy.

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Jul 12, 2011, 4:47 AM

Bye bye Android, nice knowing you!

That's all she wrote folks, now they take the IP infringement cases direct to Google instead of just going after the Motos, HTC's, & Samsungs...

Jul 11, 2011, 12:48 PM


Something tells me that the 4.5 Bill could have been used to help keep the companies head above water and from tanking... 😕
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