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Oh, it's just beginning to heat up.

 

First Motorola attacked Apple over alleged IP infringements...that failed, turning the Motorola acquisition by Google into a $14 billion millstone around their necks.

 

Then, Apple sued Samsung over their IP infringements and recently won.

 

Then, the Rockstar Consortium (Apple is but one of several consortium partners) filed a series of seven patent infringement lawsuits against Google and Samsung (and several other infringers).

 

Most recently, Google filed their first response asking for a declaratory judgement to these looming planet-killer sized lawsuits. They should be worried....very worried.

 

http://www.theverge.com/2013/12/24/5242792/google-fires-back-against-apple-and-microsoft-led-patent-consortium


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But Google would NEVER go on the offensive over anything!

 

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But Google would NEVER go on the offensive defensive over anything!

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Fixed it for ya TS. Best of the Holidays to everyone!
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Arris has now sued Rockstar too for a declaratory judgement of non-infringement. To show how far Rockstar will go to conceal the use of FRAND-pledged and/or already licensed IP in attacking other industry players The Essential Patent Blog has posted an article:
http://www.essentialpatentblog.com/2014/01/rockstar-sued-by-arris-who-manufactures-equipment-sold-to-cable-operators-involved-in-rockstar-litigation/

FWIW Ericsson is already involved in a government investigation for using similar tactics.

EDIT: Charter has also filed suit against Rockstar. Among the allegations is that they've refused to fairly license certain SEP's, instead demanding exorbitant royalties on some while transferring others to yet another NPE (troll) for enforcement.
Edited by Gatorguy - 2/1/14 at 2:54pm
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Stop using the term "troll" in patent cases. It's for dummies.

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Stop using the term "troll" in patent cases. It's for dummies.
It's the same term Mueller uses at FOSSPatents,
http://www.fosspatents.com/2013/11/microsoft-sues-patent-troll-acacia-for.html
the same term used at PatentlyO,
http://patentlyo.com/patent/2013/09/ftc-on-patent-trolls.html
who even offers a definition of one
http://patentlyo.com/patent/2006/05/what_is_a_paten.html
in fact the same term used by a whole lot of IP professionals. Even the White House uses the term.
http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2013/06/04/taking-patent-trolls-protect-american-innovation

Yes, it carries a negative connotation and in the view of some "intelligent" patent bloggers it's well-deserved in many cases.
Edited by Gatorguy - 2/3/14 at 6:11am
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It's the same term Mueller uses at FOSSPatents,
http://www.fosspatents.com/2013/11/microsoft-sues-patent-troll-acacia-for.html
the same term used at PatentlyO,
http://patentlyo.com/patent/2013/09/ftc-on-patent-trolls.html
who even offers a definition of one
http://patentlyo.com/patent/2006/05/what_is_a_paten.html
in fact the same term used by a whole lot of IP professionals. Even the White House uses the term.
http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2013/06/04/taking-patent-trolls-protect-american-innovation

Yes, it carries a negative connotation and in the view of some "intelligent" patent bloggers it's well-deserved in many cases.

You're a smart person. You know exactly why it's a lazy, loaded phrase that should not be used.

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Now Cisco has sued Rockstar too.
http://www.essentialpatentblog.com/2014/02/cisco-files-counterclaim-against-rockstar-based-on-assertions-against-cable-operators-that-purchase-cisco-equipment/

EDIT:
Geez . . . Now Rockstar has given birth to a a bunch of little "stars". NetStar, MobileStar, BocStar and the odd-girl out, Constellation. Probably a few others yet to be heard from. They've completely splintered the Nortel patent portfolio.
Edited by Gatorguy - 2/3/14 at 12:02pm
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Now Cisco has sued Rockstar too.
http://www.essentialpatentblog.com/2014/02/cisco-files-counterclaim-against-rockstar-based-on-assertions-against-cable-operators-that-purchase-cisco-equipment/

EDIT:
Geez . . . Now Rockstar has given birth to a a bunch of little "stars". NetStar, MobileStar, BocStar and the odd-girl out, Constellation. Probably a few others yet to be heard from. They've completely splintered the Nortel patent portfolio.

It'll all be hashed out in court for decades. No one ever said any of this would be quick, cheap or easily solved.

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