“The group that owns thousands of former Nortel patents filed a barrage of patent lawsuits on Thursday against cell phone manufacturers including Google, the company it outbid in the Nortel bankruptcy auction,” Dan Levine reports for Reuters.
“Rockstar, the consortium that bought the Nortel patents for $4.5 billion, sued Samsung Electronics Co Ltd, HTC Corp, Huawei and four other companies for patent infringement in U.S. District Court in Texas,” Levine reports. “Rockstar is jointly owned by Apple, Microsoft, Blackberry, Ericsson and Sony.”
“Google is accused of infringing seven patents. The patents cover technology that helps match Internet search terms with relevant advertising, the lawsuit said, which is the core of Google’s search business,” Levine reports. “Rockstar is seeking increased damages against Google, as it claims Google’s patent infringement is willful, according to the complaint.”
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MacDailyNews Take: As we wrote on August 8, 2011:
Google will rue the day they decided to get greedy by working against Apple instead of with them.