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Google not as innocent as we might think when it comes to Rockstar lawsuit, claims FOSS Patents

If you think Google is the ‘good guy’ in their new lawsuit with the Rockstar consortium, Florian Mueller of FOSS Patents would like you to reconsider. He recently pointed out that Google has filed for a declaratory judgement, and their lawsuit is rife with double-talk and false innuendo. The search giant stops just shy of calling the Rockstar group patent trolls, but nonetheless eludes to those practices throughout their filing.

Google bites back, practically calls Rockstar a patent troll

Just in time to become a rather strange Christmas present, Google has filed a lawsuit against Rockstar, a company that has sued Google and its Android OEM partners over a variety of patents owned by the now bankrupt Nortel Networks. Aside from the legalese saying how its Nexus devices do not infringe on those patents, Google is calling out Rockstar for what it really is: a patent troll.

Samsung and Apple back in court for retrial of original landmark case

The Samsung vs. Apple retrial started this morning, kicking off the next chapter in what has become the most storied, and obnoxious, technology legal tussle in recent memory. An initial judgement of over $1 billion was cut nearly in half when Judge Lucy Koh — who is preceding over this latest trial as well — deemed the jury hadn’t adequately explained why they awarded such damages.
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