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Google, Cisco Sign Patent Cross-Licensing Agreement

February 4, 2014 10:18 am | by Ben Munson | News | Comments

Google and Cisco have signed a “long-term” patent cross-licensing agreement. The companies said the agreement will increase the value taken from their respective portfolios and, more importantly, diffuse some of the risk for future litigation. Google’s new agreement with Cisco comes shortly after the company entered similar agreements with Samsung and Ericsson related to GSM, UMTS, and LTE standards for both networks and handsets.

Apple, Microsoft Sue Samsung, Google Over Nortel Patents

November 1, 2013 10:09 am | by Ben Munson | News | Comments

Reuters reports that Rockstar, the group that in 2011...

Google Not Among Winners in Nortel $4.5B Patent Sale

July 1, 2011 8:08 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

Nortel's patent auction closed yesterday after a group of companies bid $4.5 billion...

Nortel Auction Begins Today

June 27, 2011 8:12 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Nortel today will begin the auction of roughly 6,000 patents as it looks to liquidate the largest...

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DOJ Said to be Eyeing Apple, Google in Nortel Patent Sale

June 6, 2011 7:58 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

Federal antitrust regulators are investigating whether the bidders for Nortel's wireless patents would hamper competition by consolidating control of the valuable technologies...

Google Plans to Bid for Nortel Patent Portfolio

April 5, 2011 8:03 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) — Google plans to bid $900 million in cash for Nortel Networks' patent portfolio in a bankruptcy auction scheduled for June.

WSJ: Apple, Google Eyeing Nortel Patents

February 4, 2011 7:02 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

Apple and Google are among the potential bidders for Nortel's patent portfolio, according to unnamed sources cited in a Wall Street Journal report.


Nortel Gets Approval to Sell Division to Genband

March 4, 2010 6:55 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Nortel Networks has been cleared to sell nearly all of its Carrier Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) and Application Solutions...

Genband to Acquire Nortel's CVAS Assets

February 24, 2010 7:24 am | by Monica Alleven | News | Comments

The winner of Nortel Networks' remaining assets is: Genband, the company that submitted a stalking horse bid for the company's Carrier VoIP and Application Solutions Business (CVAS) last year.

Genband to Buy Nortel's VoIP Assets

January 4, 2010 8:02 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Genband, announced that it has entered into an agreement with Nortel to acquire substantially all of the assets of its Carrier VoIP and Application Solutions Business.

Ericsson to Pay $70M for Nortel’s GSM Assets

November 25, 2009 7:20 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

 Ericsson has snagged Nortel’s North American GSM assets for $70 million in cash.

The Impact of Nortel’s Bankruptcy

September 30, 2009 8:05 pm | by Elliott Drucker | Articles | Comments

Contributor Elliott Drucker analyzes the situation as one of the biggest telecom vendors gets dismantled.


RIM Continues Push Against Nortel, Ericsson Deal

August 21, 2009 10:13 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

Research In Motion (RIM) continues to fight against the sale of Nortel’s CDMA/LTE assets to Ericsson three weeks after the final auction.

Exec: RIM Felt “Snookered” in Nortel Process

August 10, 2009 8:17 am | by Steve Rennie, The Canadian Press | News | Comments

The president and co-CEO of RIM says the BlackBerry maker had a handshake deal to buy a prized piece of Nortel Networks

End of the Line for Nortel

July 24, 2009 8:45 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

Today, Nortel will be sold off bit by bit. The auction will occur not in public but in an executive suite

Ericsson Bids on Nortel Division

July 23, 2009 8:25 am | by The Canadian Press | News | Comments

Swedish telecom giant Ericsson says it has officially submitted a bid for Nortel's wireless division, ahead of the auction that starts tomorrow.

Nortel Creditor Trumps NSN’s $650M Bid

July 22, 2009 8:40 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

MPAM Wireless has submitted a $750 million bid for Nortel’s wireless assets.


Ericsson to Get Nortel Assets

July 22, 2009 8:30 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Ericsson has entered into an asset purchase agreement to acquire the parts of the Carrier Networks division of Nortel

Yahoo Shares Up After Job Cuts

April 22, 2009 9:25 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Shares of Yahoo advanced in premarket trading today, with Wall Street analysts praising the company's efforts to trim costs.

Yahoo! Names Ko to Lead Mobile Team

February 27, 2009 8:38 am | by Monica Alleven | News | Comments

Yahoo! wants to make it clear: Mobile remains an integral part of its strategy.

Executive Departures at Telstra, Yahoo!

February 26, 2009 8:36 am | News | Comments

Telstra CEO Sol Trujillo is leaving the Australian operator after about four years

FirstNews - February 26, 2009

February 26, 2009 8:20 am | News | Comments

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Nortel to Cut More Jobs

February 25, 2009 8:38 am | by Monica Alleven | News | Comments

Nortel says it will cut an additional 3,200 positions worldwide, on top of the previously announced 1,800 cuts.

Wilson Joins NARM as Strategy Director

February 24, 2009 8:18 am | by Luke Simpson | News | Comments

NARM announced yesterday that Bill Wilson will fill the newly-created position of director of Digital Strategy and Business Development.

Cox Adds Executives to Wireless Team

February 19, 2009 7:57 am | by Mike Robuck, CED Magazine | News | Comments

With the goal of launching its own cellular network this year, Cox Communications announced several additions to its wireless executive team.

FirstNews - February 17, 2009

February 17, 2009 8:27 am | News | Comments

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Microsoft Reinvents Itself in Mobile

February 16, 2009 8:46 am | by Monica Alleven | News | Comments

Microsoft officially announced Windows Mobile 6.5, a Windows Marketplace store for selling applications and a desire to get Windows on more phones.

No Android Phone from Samsung at MWC

February 13, 2009 8:29 am | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

Samsung is one company that is not expected to announce an Android handset at next week’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.

FirstNews Briefs for Feb. 13, 2009

February 13, 2009 8:19 am | News | Comments

Companies in the news: VeriSign, Qualcomm, DigitalGlobe, Nokia, Cellebrite, SingTel, Comverse, ABI Research, Shazam, Networks In Motion, Verizon Communications, Mobile Broadband Network Limited, 3 UK, T-Mobile UK, Ericsson.

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