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!