Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Friday November 01, 2013

Apple, Microsoft, BlackBerry, Ericsson and Sony Suing Google

Wow, talk about ganging up on someone. It looks like Google might have a fight on its hands. eek!

The so-called Rockstar Consortium آ— an alliance of Apple and Microsoft, plus BlackBerry, Ericsson and Sony آ— controls a portfolio of some 6,000 patents bought from the bankrupt Canadian telecommunications company Nortel. They paid $4.5 billion for the patents in 2011. Yesterday was something of a D-day, as Rockstar filed eight lawsuits in a federal court in Texas, accusing Google of infringing those patents.