“The Google-led group of Android device makers sued on Halloween 2013 over former Nortel patents fails to present a united front to the Rockstar Consortium, a patent holding firm jointly owned by Apple, BlackBerry, Ericsson, Microsoft and Sony,” Florian Müller reports for FOSS Patents.
“The first one of the seven Android OEMs, China’s Huawei, has already accepted to pay up,” Müller reports. “On Tuesday (January 21), Huawei, the Rockstar Consortium and the latter’s MobileStar Technologies subsidiary filed a joint motion to dismiss with prejudice Rockstar’s claims against Huawei.”
“The remaining defendants, besides Google, are Samsung, ZTE, LG, HTC, Pantech, and ASUSTeK,” Müller reports. “Google is trying to get those lawsuits transferred out of the Eastern District of Texas to the Northern District of California. The Huawei settlement is a problem for the remaining defendants because it suggests to the court and possibly one day to a jury (or multiple juries) that Rockstar’s infringement allegations have merit. It increases the likelihood of other ‘defections’ from the Google-led defensive alliance.”
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