Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 16th Apr 2011 08:30 UTC
In the News "Research In Motion Ltd. is considering a bid for Nortel Networks Corp.'s portfolio of wireless technology patents that would top Google Inc.'s $900 million offer, two people familiar with the plans said. RIM, maker of the BlackBerry smartphone, is weighing an offer that would keep Google from gaining control of about 6,000 Nortel patents and patent applications, said the people, who couldn't be identified because the plans aren't public. A group of technology companies, including mobile-phone makers, may also bid on the patents to stop Google, two people said. RIM, based in Waterloo, Ontario, is considering joining the group, one person said. Nortel's patents would allow buyers to control and license technology used in BlackBerrys, Apple Inc.'s iPhone, and devices that run on Google's Android operating system."
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RE: My Idiotic comment
by 0brad0 on Sat 16th Apr 2011 22:12 UTC in reply to "My Idiotic comment"
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This may sound idiotic but can't Apple just outbid Google and RIM?, They have the cash, and that would look like: Hey! I am the bulliest bully in the town.

That is a possibility but definitely not good for douchebag companies like Apple to have said patent portfolio.

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