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RIM Said Weighing Bid to Top Google’s Offer for Nortel Patents

Research In Motion Ltd. is considering a bid for Nortel Networks Corp.’s portfolio of wireless technology patents that would top Google Inc.’s $900 million offer, two people familiar with the plans said.

RIM, maker of the BlackBerry smartphone, is weighing an offer that would keep Google from gaining control of about 6,000 Nortel patents and patent applications, said the people, who couldn’t be identified because the plans aren’t public.