Patentkrieg: Wired.com über das Nortel-Erbe
How Apple and Microsoft Armed 4,000 Patent Warheads — What’s happening with all of those those Nortel patents? wired.com/wiredenterpris…
— Robert McMillan (@bobmcmillan) Mai 21, 2012
Google made headlines when it cast the first bid of $900 million for the portfolio, but the search giant was soon in a heated bidding war with a consortium of rivals led by Apple and Microsoft. The final sale price was $4.5 billion, and Rockstar Bidco, as it was then called, was the winner. Since then, Rockstar Bidco has given way to a new entity, called Rockstar Consortium. And for the first time, the consortium’s strategy for the Nortel patents is clear. Ownership of about 2,000 of the patents was shifted to the individual companies that won the auction: Apple, Microsoft, et al. But the remaining 4,000 have been transferred to Rockstar Consortium […].