Patent War Litigation Industry Continues to Grow
Is litigation all bad? Apparently not, at least judging by the actions of corporate America. Thus, corporations continue to embrace revenue-generating litigation, and use of patent litigation as a strategic business tool. The latest example arises in federal court in Texas, where Apple, Microsoft, Blackberry, Ericcson and Sony are the wizards behind the curtain for multiple new patent claims involving internet advertising. The litigation is described here, with the introduction pasted below:
"(Reuters) – The group that owns thousands of former Nortel patents filed a barrage of patent lawsuits on Thursday against cell phone manufacturers including Google, the company it outbid in the Nortel bankruptcy auction.
Rockstar, the consortium that bought the Nortel patents for $4.5 billion, sued Samsung Electronics Co Ltd, HTC Corp, Huawei and four other companies for patent infringement in U.S. District Court in Texas. Rockstar is jointly owned by Apple, Microsoft, Blackberry, Ericsson and Sony."