- The consortium that bought thousands of Nortel patents for $4.5B in 2011 has sued Google (GOOG), Samsung (SSNLF, SSNGY), HTC (HTCCY), Huawei and four other companies for infringing some of the IP.
- The group, called Rockstar, is owned by Apple (AAPL), Microsoft (MSFT), Blackberry (BBRY), Ericsson (ERIC) and Sony (SNE).
- The patents cited in the suit cover technology that enables targeted advertising on Internet search results - the core of Google's money making machine.
Heavyweights square up in lawsuit over former Nortel patents
Nov 1 2013, 04:54 ET