Nortel delays patent auction one week citing significant interest

Networks Corporation today announced that for reasons relating to the significant level of interest in its approximately 6,000 patents and patent applications, it is adjourning the commencement of the auction for the sale of such assets from June 20, 2011 to June 27, 2011.

Source: Nortel Networks.

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RIM looks to outbid Apple, Google, and Nokia for Nortel’s patent treasure trove – April 18, 2011
Google bids $900 million for 6,000 Nortel telecom patents in quest to boost patent portfolio – April 4, 2011
Apple reportedly bidding for Nortel patent portfolio – December 13, 2010


  1. the anti-Apple DOJ requested postponement so they have more time to find a cause to deny Apple bidding rights and clear a path for GOOG to get it. Only other contender with cast is MSFT.

  2. They have to bring it closer to the date Lion is launched because Steve Jobs has a special download section in the Lion App Store for the patents to be vacuumed down into his lighter than air MBA.

  3. its gonna be pricey google has already indicated a starting bid of 900 million to cut out all the smaller companies who have shown interest.

    basically 1 billion is the starting bid for everyone else.

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