The Consortium Rockstar (not to be confused with Rockstar Games) claimed two months ago to Google, Asus, HTC, Huawei, LG Electronics, Pantech, Samsung and ZTE for supposedly violating Android some of their patents. This consortium was created by Microsoft, Apple, Blackberry, Ericsson and Sony after the joint purchase of Nortel patent portfolio.
Now Google has countered and he has sued to Rockstar Consortium “patent troll” that that activity is punished by Justice, this consortium has nothing on the market any product and that the Alliance of these companies was not rather than to launch a hostile campaign organized against Android and its partners. On demand Google alleges the following on your demand:
Rockstar does not produce products or register patents. Instead, Rockstar employs a team of engineers in Ontario, Canada, which examined the successful products of other companies to find anything Rockstar can be used to obtain licenses for its patents under the threat of litigation.
Sony It belongs to the Rockstar Consortium to participate in the joint purchase but their participation was to avoid possible claims of Apple and Microsoft. Sony has no interest to sue Google and Android, which currently are very good partners.
Google also wants the Court to declare that the 5 nexus 7 Nexus and Nexus-10 they do not infringe the patents of Rockstar.