Apple and RIM Have Bought Nortel's 4G, LTE and Wireless Patents

After a furious bidding process that saw Google and Intel's hopes crushed, Apple, RIM, Microsoft, Sony, EMC and Ericsson scooped up Nortel's patents for $4.5 billion. The 6,000 patents span wireless, data networking, 4G and internet, and while we don't know what the bevy of tech companies plan on doing with them, it's… » 7/01/11 3:50am 7/01/11 3:50am