After furious bidding that saw Google and Intel's hopes crushed—Apple, RIM, Microsoft, Sony, EMC and Ericsson scooped up Nortel's patents for $US4.5 billion. The 6,000 patents span wireless, data networking, 4G and internet, and while we don't know what they all plan to do with them, it's notable that Google got excluded. [Reuters]
Apple And RIM Buy Nortel's 4G, LTE And Wireless Patents
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