"Experts told the BBC they believe the final price could go well
over $1bn and may be as high as $2bn.
"The amount of money being put up illustrates how fierce the
patent wars have become as companies like Apple, Google, Nokia and
HTC become embroiled in lawsuits.
"Google is not convinced that all the litigation is
"'The patent system should reward those who create the most
useful innovations for society, not those who stake bogus claims or
file dubious lawsuits,' said Kent Walker general counsel for Google
in the firm's blog."