“U.S. antitrust regulators have given Intel Corp approval to pursue assets being sold by bankrupt telecommunications gear maker Nortel Networks Corp, the Federal Trade Commission said on Friday,” Alastair Sharp and Sinead Carew report for Reuters.
“Apple Inc, Google Inc and Ericsson are also known to be interested in Nortel’s portfolio of about 6,000 patents and patent applications,” Sharp and Carew report. “The assets are to be sold in an auction starting on Monday.”
“The patents cover wireless, data and optical networking, voice, Internet, semiconductors and other technologies,” Sharp and Carew report. “Apple and Google are believed to be most interested in patents having to do with the latest wireless technologies, such as 4G and LTE.”
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