Google Inc. v. Rockstar Consortium US LP et al
Declaration of Kristin J. Madigan in Support of 30 Google Inc.'s Opposition to Defendants' Motion to Dismiss or Transfer filed byGoogle Inc.. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1, # 2 Exhibit 2, # 3 Exhibit 3, # 4 Exhibit 4, # 5 Exhibit 5, # 6 Exhibit 6, # 7 Exhibit 7, # 8 Exhibit 8, # 9 Exhibit 9, # 10 Exhibit 10, # 11 Exhibit 11, # 12 Exhibit 12, # 13 Exhibit 13, # 14 Exhibit 14, # 15 Exhibit 15, # 16 Exhibit 16, # 17 Exhibit 17, # 18 Exhibit 18, # 19 Exhibit 19 - Part 1 of 3, # 20 Exhibit 19 - Part 2 of 3, # 21 Exhibit 19 - Part 3 of 3, # 22 Exhibit 20, # 23 Exhibit 21 - Part 1 of 2, # 24 Exhibit 21 - Part 2 of 2, # 25 Exhibit 22, # 26 Exhibit 23, # 27 Exhibit 24, # 28 Exhibit 25, # 29 Exhibit 26, # 30 Exhibit 27, # 31 Exhibit 28, # 32 Exhibit 29, # 33 Exhibit 30, # 34 Exhibit 31, # 35 Exhibit 32, # 36 Exhibit 33, # 37 Exhibit 34, # 38 Exhibit 35, # 39 Exhibit 36, # 40 Exhibit 37)(Related document(s) 30 ) (Warren, Matthew) (Filed on 2/7/2014) Modified on 2/10/2014 (cpS, COURT STAFF).
Apple/Microsoft's 'Rockstar Consortium' Attack
Google And Android - Who Could Benefit?
Nov. 4, 2013 10:51 AM ET
by: R.S. Analytics
A Brief History
Apple (AAPL), Microsoft (MSFT), Ericsson (ERIC), BlackBerry (BBRY), and Sony (SNE) formed a consortium - the
"Rockstar Consortium" - in July of 2011 to purchase some 6000 patents from a bankrupt Nortel. The patents covered
a wide range of wireless and search technology including 4G LTE. The consortium paid $4.5B for the patents
outbidding Google (GOOG) who had bid $4.4B.
Shortly after Google was outbid on the Nortel (OTCPK:NRTLQ) patents they purchased Motorola Mobility for the
princely sum of $12.5B - mainly for the huge patent trove and, to a lesser extent, the handset manufacturing. This
purchase has appeared to be a massive bust for Google based on no enforceable injunctions and only a smallish
revenue stream they have earned from the patents.
The Current Situation
Fast forward 2.5 years and on October 31, 2013 (Halloween) these patents are finally being asserted against Google
and several Android phone manufacturers including Samsung (OTC:SSNLF), LG Electronics (OTC:LGEIY), Huawei,
HTC (OTC:HTCCY), Pantech, Asustek (OTC:AKCPF), and ZTE (OTCPK:ZTCOF). Rockstar Consortium filed 8
different lawsuits asserting the technology in federal court - specifically the Eastern District of Texas - a popular
venue for patent litigation. Apparently Google/Android and Rockstar could not reach an agreement regarding these
This is an all out assault on Google and the Android smartphone ecosystem and it would be fair to say that most
experts expected those patents would rear their ugly head sometime in the future. The web of patent litigation is
complex and it is impossible to know at this point who the big winner will be or whether we will see some kind of
compromise between the big players like Apple, Microsoft, Google, and Samsung. However there are some smaller
players in the IP space that could see some action related to these suits.
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