July 7, 2011 / 7:33 PM / 6 years ago

Canada eyes Nortel patent sale review: minister

OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canadian Industry Minister Christian Paradis said on Thursday that officials in his office are studying whether to formally review a sale of Nortel patents to ensure investment law was properly applied.

<p>A sign is pictured outside Nortel's Carling Campus in Ottawa in this August 10, 2009 file photo. REUTERS/Blair Gable</p>

A consortium including Apple, Microsoft and Research In Motion bid $4.5 billion to buy the thousands of Nortel patents in a recent auction.

Reporting by Louise Egan, writing by Alastair Sharp

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