Wall Street Journal - "U.S. Probing Tech Giants' Patent Deals"

Alexander Poltorak was quoted by a Wall Street Journal reporter regarding the sale of patents belonging to bankrupt telecom giant Nortel Networks Corp. ("U.S. Probing Tech Giants' Patent Deals," June 4, 2011 - subscription required). The U.S. Justice Department is taking a close look at the companies who are likely to bid on the Nortel patents amid antitrust concerns.

Dr. Poltorak was among those who referred to the patents' potential effect on the mobile phone sector in nuclear terms.

Article excerpt: "You're acquiring a stockpile of nuclear weapons as far as patents go," said Alexander Poltorak, chief executive officer of General Patent Corp., which isn't advising any of the parties involved in the Nortel auction planned for June 20.

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