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“Rockstar” Uses Nortel’s Patents To Sue Google And Samsung

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“Rockstar” is a consortium of companies such as Apple, BlackBerry, Sony, Ericsson, and Microsoft that bought thousands of patents that were owned by Nortel for $4.5 billion.  Google attempted to purchase those patents, but their deal fell through.  This is one of the major reasons why Google bought Motorola Mobility for $12 billion.

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Google Receives Approval To Buy Motorola


Google’s $12.5 billion acquisition of Motorola Mobility has been approved. However the U.S. and European Union government said that they will be ensuring that patents critical to the telecom industry would not be abused.
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