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Google takes the legal course against Apple-backed Rockstar consortium

gavelApple filing lawsuits against different mobile companies for patent infringement has made a lot of news in the recent times. Now, Google has risen against these frequent lawsuits filings and has launched a legal complaint against Apple-backed Rockstar consortium to protect its clients and its own Nexus device series. The news was first reported by Gigaom.

In the complaint issued Google claims that Rockstar’s litigation campaign has placed a cloud on Google’s Android platform; threatened Google’s business and relationships with its customers and partners, as well as its sales of Nexus-branded Android devices and created a justiciable controversy between Google and Rockstar.

Rockstar consortium is an ‘intellectual property’ licensing company made by mobile developers companies—Apple, Microsoft, BlackBerry, Ericsson, and Sony. Whereas in the complaint Google includes its partners who this panel is allegedly targeting, mainly the companies who use Android OS in their devices,  including ASUS, HTC, Huawei, LG, Pantech, Samsung, and ZTE.

One of the other notable pointer in the issued claim is that- “Rockstar produces no products and practices no patents. Instead, Rockstar employs a staff of engineers in Ontario, Canada, who examine other companies’ successful products to find anything that Rockstar might use to demand and extract licenses to its patents under threat of litigation.”

Recently Microsoft had launched an anti-Google website for its campaign Scroogled. Looking at the trends of these tech-giants fighting against each other, it is unclear how and when will these online and offline allegations and lawsuits settle.

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