Perhaps if it had been Google (GOOG) that was getting hauled into court for patent violations it would have fought harder to win this week’s auction for the rich portfolio of intellectual property bequeathed by the bankrupt Nortel Corp.
But it was Google’s Android partners — the HTCs, Motorolas and Samsungs of the world — that were getting sued for making smartphones that look and feel suspiciously like the iPhone.
And when bidding for the patents that would have bought Android some legal protection got serious, Google started playing games.
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Apple takes the patent wars seriously. Google not so much – Apple 2.0 – Fortune Tech.