Google, Samsung sued by consortium owned by Apple, Microsoft, BlackBerry, Sony
Reuters, November 01, 2013
In 2011 Google placed an initial $900 million bid for Nortel’s patents. Google increased its bid several times, ultimately offering as much as $4.4 billion.
After losing out to Rockstar on the Nortel patents, Google went on to acquire Motorola Mobility for $12.5 billion, a deal driven partly by Motorola’s library of patents.
“Despite losing in its attempt to acquire the patents-in-suit at auction, Google has infringed and continues to infringe,” the lawsuit said.
Rockstar is seeking increased damages against Google, as it claims Google’s patent infringement is willful, according to the complaint.
The Google case in U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas is Rockstar Consortium US LP and Netstar Technologies LLC vs. Google, 13-893.
Source and © Thomson Reuters 2013
The lines are drawn and the sides for battle have been determined! The Rockstar consortium including the partners, Apple, BlackBerry,Microsoft, SONY and Ericsson, are engaged in a lawsuit against Google and everything Android (Samsung, HTC, Huawei);
BlackBerry has new BFFs in its consortium partners, and one of these companies, or Lenovo, or Facebook, is on the right side to help BlackBerry, as discussed: