‘Rockstar’ patent war: Microsoft and Apple sue Google
Rockstar filed a case related to search advertising patents, and
is suing Google’s hardware manufacturing partners - LG, Asus,
Huawei, ZTE, and Pantech – for devices that run Android.
Rockstar bought up 6,000 patents worth $2.5 billion from Nortel,
a Canadian telecommunications company, when it went bankrupt in
Google bid, but lost the auction to own the Nortel patents.
"Despite losing in its attempt to acquire the patents-in-suit
at auction, Google has infringed and continues to infringe,”
the claim says.
“Pretty much anybody out there is infringing,” according to John
Veschi, Rockstar’s CEO, Wired reported.
“It would be hard for me to envision that there are high-tech
companies out there that don’t use some of the patents in our
portfolio,” Veschi added.