6,000 = # of Nortel Patents covering wireless technology up for auction
6 = # of bidders in Rockstar Bidco., individually known as Apple, Microsoft, Sony, RIM, EMC and Ericsson (patent auctions make strange bed fellows.)
$100 million = the amount that bidders had to bid above the previous bid in the final round.
$4.5 Billion = amount paid by Rockstar Bidco for patents
$750,000 = amount paid per patent.
1 loser = Google, who seemingly needed these patents to protect it’s Android phone.
1 winner = Nortel’s Creditors
Let the patent litigation games begin!