Apple could buy Nokia's patent portoflio

Nokia's patents could also turn out useful in Apple's legal battles against the Android army. Specifically, they would give Apple some 3G and 4G technology mud to sling back at Samsung, which likes to assert its own 3G standards-essential patents against Cupertino. As a reminder, most of Apple's offense so far has been based on "look and feel" design patents, while countersuits mostly center on the patented technologies that make a tablet or cell phone tick.