|| Home || Books || About ||


News & Current Affairs

Pickering Post
Russia Today | World News
Blacklisted News
The Guardian UK
Huffington Post
Daily Mail | Science
Inside Story
Voice of Russia | World News
Reuters | Breaking News
New Scientist

Human Interest

The Crowhouse | Not AFL
Singularity Hub
Divine Cosmos
Wake Up World
Next Nature
Truth Now
Business Insider | SAI
Pure Energy Systems
True Tube | No Censorship


04-November 2013

'Rockstar' patent war: Microsoft and Apple sue Google

The Rockstar consortium made up of Apple, Microsoft, Blackberry, Ericsson and Sony, is taking aim at Samsung, HTC, and Google for alleged patent infringement.

Rockstar filed a case related to search advertising patents, and is suing Google's hardware manufacturing partners - LG, Asus, Huawei, ZTE, and Pantech, for devices that run Android.

Rockstar bought up 6,000 patents worth $2.5 billion from Nortel, a Canadian telecommunications company, when it went bankrupt in 2009.

Google bid, but lost the auction to own the Nortel patents.

"Despite losing in its attempt to acquire the patents-in-suit at auction, Google has infringed and continues to infringe, the claim says.

Pretty much anybody out there is infringing, according to John Veschi, Rockstar's CEO, Wired reported.

It would be hard for me to envision that there are high-tech companies out there that don't use some of the patents in our portfolio, Veschi added.

Mobile Front Page

HTML Comment Box is loading comments...