Google and Samsung are among the companies being sued by Rockstar, a consortium of companies including Sony, Microsoft, Apple, Blackberry and Ericsson. The group recently formed to buy the Nortel patents in auction in a bid to secure it’s huge portfolio of patents, over 6000 in fact.
Rockstar have been working hard to reverse engineer the patents secured under the deal in an attempt to identify any infringments on them. Something they seem to have made prgress on with a statement issued that “Pretty much anybody out there is infringing…..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.” by John Veschi, CEO of Rockstar.
Rockstar have accused Google of infringing 7 Nortel patents covering technology that helps match internet searches with advertising according to Reuters. While Samsung is accused of another 7 infringments related to the user interfaces, messaging, notifications and more.