Rockstar Consortium Sues Google, Samsung, Huawei, and HTC

Posted by at 10:29 am on November 1, 2013

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Rockstar, a patent consortium jointly owned by Apple, Microsoft, Blackberry, Ericsson, and Sony, has filed patent infringement lawsuits against Google, Samsung, Huawei, and HTC.

Rockstar alleges that the companies are violating its patents. Google, in particular, stands accused of infringing on seven different patents that pertain to internet search terms and advertising. Specific details about Samsung, HTC, and Huawei’s infringements weren’t immediately specified. Rockstar is seeking damages from Google, which it says is violating the patents willfully.

Rockstar is a group of companies that together purchased thousands of patents from bankrupt Nortel. The firms spent a total of $4.5 billion on the patents. Google and others attempted to buy the same patents won by Rockstar. “Despite losing in its attempt to acquire the patents-in-suit at auction, Google has infringed and continues to infringe,” read a portion of the lawsuit.

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