Apple, Nokia, Qualcomm line up next big patent score: InterDigital
August 17, 2011 | Devindra HardawarAdd a Comment
And the patent wars continue. Apple, Nokia, and Qualcomm are among many companies eying wireless telecom specialist InterDigital, holder of a major patent portfolio, Reuters reports. With Google plunking down $12.5 billion for Motorola Mobility and its 20,000 patents on Monday, competitors are likely desperate to shore up their own patent portfolios. Despite the Motorola acquisition, which could make InterDigital look a little less of a catch by comparison, the company is pursuing a buyer, and it’s moving ahead with its auction after Labor Day, sources tell Reuters.