Qualcomm and Nokia Join Potential InterDigital Bidders
Reuters today reports that Qualcomm and Nokia have been added to the list of companies sniffing around InterDigital's patents. InterDigital owns and licenses some 8,800 patents pertaining to cellular phones, including wireless data transmission, noise cancellation, and other handset-related technologies. Apple, Samsung, and Google have also been pinpointed as likely participants in the patent auction, though Google's role is now in doubt after its acquisition of Motorola. The smartphone industry is embroiled with patent litigation. For example, InterDigital sued Nokia on July 26 for patent infringement. InterDigital has hired a firm to help it explore patent sales options, but none of the companies has confirmed an intent to participate. Reuters said the auction, initially scheduled for the week of August 22, has been pushed back until after Labor Day as the companies involved want more time to vette InterDigital's patents.
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