A group of some of tech's biggest names win the auction for Nortel's 6,000+ patents and patent...

|By:, SA News Editor

A group of some of tech's biggest names win the auction for Nortel's 6,000+ patents and patent applications, agreeing to pay $4.5B for the lot. The consortium includes Apple (AAPL), EMC, Ericsson (ERIC), Microsoft (MSFT), RIM (RIMM) and Sony (SNE).