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      Supreme Court rules pension plans do not rank above other creditors

      Claims from a corporate pension scheme should not rank above other creditors in insolvency proceedings, the Supreme Court...

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    16. September 6, 2011

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    17. August 17, 2011

      Kodak shares jump on patent speculation

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    18. August 16, 2011

      HTC files fresh lawsuit against Apple

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    19. August 15, 2011

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      Icahn sparks Motorola surge with patent proposal

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    22. July 21, 2011

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    23. July 13, 2011

      UK watchdog wins pensions settlement

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    24. July 8, 2011

      Google chief voices fears on patents race

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    25. July 1, 2011

      Apple consortium beats Google to Nortel patents

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      July 1, 2011

      Consortium buys Nortel patents for $4.5bn

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    28. May 9, 2011

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    29. April 4, 2011

      Google bids $900m for Nortel patents

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    30. December 15, 2010

      Case study: Nortel

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    31. December 11, 2010

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    32. November 24, 2010

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    33. November 20, 2010

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    34. September 29, 2010

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    35. September 29, 2010

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    36. July 23, 2010

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    37. July 15, 2010

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    38. July 8, 2010

      New twist to pensions tussle at Nortel

      Nortel borrowed heavily from its UK subsidiary, underpaid it for goods and services and failed to make good on a growing...

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