Chris V. Nicholson, reporting for the NYT DealBook:
Nortel Networks, the defunct Canadian telecommunications equipment
maker, said that it had agreed to sell more than 6,000 patent
assets to a consortium made up of Apple, Microsoft and other
technology giants for $4.5 billion in cash.
The group of companies — which also included Research in Motion,
Sony, Ericsson and EMC — beat out Google and Intel for the
patents and patent applications that Nortel had accumulated when
it was still one of the largest telecom equipment makers in North
I’d sure love to know how the sides got drawn in this. How did Google get excluded from that consortium?