Some reports suggest that with the recent courtroom setbacks and the settlement of their differences with HTC, Apple management has had enough of the courtroom battles. Not so, says a recent article in Gadgets.
Readers will recall Apple was a major player in the consortium that bought the Nortel patent portfolio in mid-2011. Now Korean news agency Yonhap News is reporting Apple is buying some of those consortium-owned patents outright. According to the report, Apple has purchased over a thousand of the patents from the Rockstar Bidco consortium to which it belongs. Ownership will allow Apple to use those patents offensively; prepare to see more, not less, courtroom drama from Cupertino.