In a bid to demonstrate the existence of valid prior art to the general design of the iPad, Samsung has cited Stanley Kubrick's 1968 movie, '2001: A Space Odyssey', in its legal battle with Apple over tablet patents.
According to Frost and Sullivan the price Google is paying for Motorola Mobility was simply based on the price per patent, using a previous significant patent portfolio sale as a benchmark and took no account of the value of the mobile phone business. Far-fetched? Maybe but F&S has a remarkable 'coincidence' to support this.
A consortium of Apple, EMC, Ericsson, Microsoft, Research In Motion and Sony has beaten Google to pay $US4.5 billion for more than 6,000 Nortel patents and patent applications spanning wireless, wireless 4G, data networking, optical, voice, internet, service provider, semiconductors and other patents.
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