Patent trolling is alive and well deep in Texas where a judge just rejected Google’s request to invalidate old messaging patents under the Supreme Court’s new standards.
Companies have been scrambling to throw down billions of dollars to buy up patent portfolios. One expert warns the purchases reflect a market distortion while the impending Kodak sale suggests a bubble might be bursting.
Airvana is suing Ericsson for $330 million, claiming the wireless giant has reneged on its licensing deal and is instead selling a “knock-off” version of Airvana’s 3G technology to Verizon Wireless, Sprint and other CDMA operators.
Nokia Siemens Networks said it will sell its wireline broadband assets to ADTRAN for an undisclosed amount. The deal is the second in as many months for NSN, which had previously been hoping to find a buyer for the whole business.
Apple put away $10.4 billion in cash during the most recent quarter, bringing its total cash and securities to $76.2 billion. Apple is extremely conservative about what it does with its money, which has become a little controversial. Here’s what people are saying.
It turns out Apple wasn’t just a participant in the consortium that won the auction for Nortel’s patent portfolio: It contributed more than half of the $4.5 billion purchase price.
Looks like Nokia and Siemens are stuck with their joint venture in a telecommunications equipment company. Nokia Siemens Networks Wednesday said it had completed its review of private equity bids and decided to recommit to each other.
One hurdle faced by the six tech companies hoping to acquire 6,000 mobile patents from bankrupt Nortel Networks has been cleared, as courts…
It’s kind of amazing to consider that in just three short years, Google (NSDQ: GOOG) found its answer to critics fond of the “one-trick pony…
Nortel’s announcement late Thursday that it has sold a portfolio of 6,000 patents to a consortium consisting of Apple (NSDQ: AAPL), EMC, Eri…