AFTER LOSE PC MARKET AND APPLE GO #3. APPLE START TV FOR USA -SONY IS FRIEND-TOSHIBA ENEMY Bankrupt Nortel had put up for sale 6,000 patents and patent applications in the largest public sale of its kind, a potential treasure trove for latecomers to the market such as Apple, Google and Intel.
The winning group -- which also includes EMC, Ericsson and Sony -- is expected to share the patents to maximize their ability to pursue intellectual property litigation, though they did not disclose details.
Google, the newest major entrant to the mobile market with its three-year-old Android software platform, has a weak patent portfolio compared with its rivals and is now more vulnerable to lawsuits from the auction winners. http://www.newsdaily.com/stories/tre7600pf-us-nortel/