∞ Apple looks to buy another $5 billion in patents


InterDigital’s engineers invented some of the technology for high-speed mobile phone networks now used by the world’s biggest handset makers. The King of Prussia, Pennsylvania-based company may fetch more than $5 billion, according to analysts at Algorithm Capital and Dougherty & Co. Other companies including Eastman Kodak Co. (EK) are also selling patent portfolios.

InterDigital’s CEO said its patents are “deeper and stronger” than Nortel’s.