Justice Dep't OKs Google's Bid for Nortel's Patents

U.S. antitrust enforcers have given Google Inc. the go-ahead to pursue its $900 million opening bid for a trove of high-tech patents being sold by Canadian telecommunications-equipment maker Nortel Networks Corp., people familiar with the matter said. After an antitrust review, the Justice Department concluded that Google's potential ownership of the patents wouldn't raise any major competitive concerns, these people said.