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Nortel Networks is selling its massive patent portfolio for $4.5B, to a consortium of tech...

Nortel Networks is selling its massive patent portfolio for $4.5B, to a consortium of tech companies that includes Apple (AAPL), Microsoft (MSFT), and Research in Motion (RIMM). It's a negative for Google (GOOG), which was eying Nortel's patents to protect itself and its Android partners from a flurry of patent lawsuits.
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  • Chris Lau
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    After this transaction, RIMM will have 2.2B left, plus $750M less for share buybacks. That's just $1.45B left in cash assuming 0 free cash flow.

     

    Given RIMM's need for building out its QNX platform, how much R&D room will they have in their budget? Last year r&d cost over $1b.
    1 Jul 2011, 08:41 AM Reply Like
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