In addition to Google (operating under the Ranger moniker during the
sale process), four parties took part in the auction for the Nortel patent
portfolio: Apple; Rockstar Bidco, a consortium of major technology
companies consisting of Microsoft, EMC, Sony, Ericsson and RIM;
Intel Corporation; and Norpax LLC, an offshoot of RPX Corp.
Losing out in the US$4.5 billion
Nortel patent auction was
undoubtedly a major setback
for Google. The company must
now spend the money it saved
on building a dynamic and
strong portfolio that can
protect the Android platform.
The good news is that it can be
done. The bad news is that
cash-rich Apple will seek to
make it as hard as possible
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