Samsung eyes InterDigital patent portfolio for mobile technology | ZDNet:
Samsung is reportedly interested in acquiring InterDigital Inc.’s patent portfolio, which retains a catalog of patents related to mobile technologies used to transfer information.
However, Samsung isn’t the only one interested in making this deal. Both Apple and Google are potential bidders as well.
Lee Seung Woo, a Seoul-based analyst at Shinyoung Securities Co., told Bloomberg about just how serious this acquisition could be.
InterDigital has a lot of key patents. The fight between Apple and Samsung is getting serious, so if the assets go to Apple, it could be pretty risky for Samsung. To hedge the risk, Samsung could go ahead with bidding, although they may have to pay a big premium.