A consortium that features Microsoft and Apple filed lawsuits right this moment in opposition to Google, Samsung, HTC and different firms utilizing a few of the former Nortel Networks patents that have been acquired by the group for $4.5 billion final yr.
The group, known as the Rockstar Consortium, had outbid Google for the Nortel patents, as famous within the criticism in opposition to Google in U.S. District Court docket for the Japanese District of Texas. The suite alleges, “Regardless of dropping in its try to amass the patents-in-suit at public sale, Google has infringed and continues to infringe the patents-in-suit.”
Reuters broke the news of the suits earlier right this moment. The businesses concerned within the case have but to remark. Rockstar is collectively owned by Apple, Microsoft, BlackBerry, Ericsson and Sony.
Right here’s a duplicate of the go well with in opposition to Google, as filed with the courtroom.