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

|By:, SA News Editor

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.