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  • patentsaddicted patentsaddicted Aug 31, 2012 4:01 AM Flag

    Apple and Google may have serious problems if this happens

    Apple and Google may have serious problems if this happens

    Samsung is considering placing a bid to acquire InterDigital (NASDAQ:IDCC )
    patents portfolio, said two sources that were close to the matter. Samsung
    isn’t the only company considering the patents; Apple and Google along with
    a number of other potential buyers are also in the race, according to
    sources that preferred to remain anonymous due to the private nature of the
    talks. Some of the mobile technologies used in high speed mobile phone
    networks by the largest handset manufacturers across the world were
    invented by the engineers of InterDigital. The company based in
    Pennsylvania could earn more than $4 billion from the patent sale, said
    analysts. If the South Korea based Samsung makes a bid, it will have to
    compete with Google and Apple for purchasing the whole or a part of the
    portfolio which contains more than 8,800 patents concerning technologies
    used in smartphones which range from the Android based smartphones to the
    iPhone and RIM’s BlackBerry line of handsets. It has been forecast that
    sales of smartphones are going to triple by 2015, according to Gartner Inc.
    Lee Seung Woo, an analyst based in Seoul, said that there are a lot of
    important patents which belong to the InterDigital portfolio and as the
    fight between Samsung and Apple heats up, Samsung can’t afford Apple to get
    the assets. Thus for reducing the risk on itself, Samsung will have to go
    ahead and bid, even if it costs them a huge premium.

    Hey Guys, do your homework....something is up....Apple's court victory was
    the tone for takeovers in the coming weeks or days

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