Apple, Qualcomm, others eye InterDigital: sources

Reuters

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Apple Inc, Nokia and Qualcomm Inc are among several telecom and technology companies weighing bids for InterDigital Inc, which specializes in wireless communications technologies, sources familiar with the situation said.

Google agreed to buy Motorola Mobility Holdings for $12.5 billion. That led to a 23 percent drop in InterDigital's shares on Monday.

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Google has not formally withdrawn from the auction, but it is unclear whether the Internet giant will bid for InterDigital, which is attractive for its wireless patents, the sources said.

InterDigital declined to comment. The other potential bidders were not immediately available for comment.

(Reporting by Nadia Damouni; editing by John Wallace)