Apple And RIM Buy Nortel's 4G, LTE And Wireless Patents

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]

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