The deal is sealed -- Apple has bought 1,024 patents and patent applications from the Rockstar Consortium.
According to Business Insider, the Rockstar Consortium has been quietly passing the patents to the tech giant over the past six months.
The announcement comes via Korean news agency Yonhap News, which reported that a Korean regulator confirmed that the patents and patent applications were transferred from the consortium to Apple. The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office database also confirms that the patents were transferred.
Rockstar Consortium is a group of companies -- Apple, EMC, Ericsson, Microsoft, Research In Motion, and Sony -- that purchased Nortel Networks' 6,000 patent portfolio for $4.5 billion in an auction in June 2011. These patents and patent applications encompassed technologies such as wireless, wireless 4G, data networking, optical, voice, Internet, and semiconductors.
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