Patent War Goes Nuclear

Patent insiders knew that the Nortel portfolio was the patent equivalent of a nuclear stockpile: dangerous in the wrong hands, and a bit scary even if held by a “responsible” party.

This afternoon, that stockpile was finally used for what pretty much everyone suspected it would be used for—launching an all-out patent attack on Google and Android.

Ideally, Google loses down the road and Android gets shut down for all intents and purposes. With a furious enough Congress, patent reform might accelerate in the right direction.