Rockstar is a tech consortium comprised of companies like Apple, BlackBerry, Ericsson, Microsoft, and Sony. The rockstars of the tech world if you will. The consortium was originally formed to purchase Nortel’s patents when they declared bankruptcy, but in 2013, the consortium also decided to use the patents they bought to go after Google for alleged patent infringement.
Of course Google wasn’t thrilled about this and though these kinds of things would normally be long and drawn out legal battles, it looks like it might be over already. That is because according to a recent filing submitted to the US District Court of the Eastern District of Texas, Google and the Rockstar Consortium have agreed to settle their dispute. The details have not been made known to the public, which is not surprising. Those details may leak out eventually.
Even though Google is not the only company that the Rockstar Consortium are going after, some suggest this may be the key to resolving the whole thing since the other companies Rockstar has gone after are Android OEMs. So if Rockstar and Google can clear this up, it should clear up any legal cases they’re having with companies like HTC, LG, and ASUS. Hopefully this does help to resolve everything quickly.
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