Google, Rockstar agree to settle patent litigation: Report

Google_Reuters_NEW-624x351
- Advertisement -

Google has agreed to settle litigation with patent consortium Rockstar, though terms of the deal were not disclosed in a court filing made public this week.

Rockstar, which counts Apple Inc as an investor, outbid Google and paid $4.5 billion in 2011 for thousands of former Nortel Network Corp patents as the networking products supplier went bankrupt.

In October last year, Rockstar sued Google and several handset manufacturers whose phones operate on Google’s Android operating system. Rockstar accused Google of infringing seven Nortel patents, all related to search engine technology.

Google and Rockstar have agreed to settle “all matters in controversy between the parties,” according to a filing in an Texas federal court on Monday. However, the document does not say whether Rockstar has also settled with handset makers including Samsung Electronics Co Ltd.

A Google spokesman declined to comment on Thursday, and Rockstar representatives could not immediately be reached. Samsung and Apple spokespeople were also not immediately available.

Google and Rockstar have reached a term sheet, which will be “reduced to a definitive agreement” over the next few weeks, the court filing said.

On that same day, Rockstar sued several handset makers over a different batch of patents. Google then asked a California judge to rule that devices using the Android platform had not infringed the patents cited by Rockstar against the handset makers.

Google succeeded in halting the Texas proceedings against the handset makers while its California case plays out. Earlier this month Cisco said it had signed a term sheet with Rockstar and would take a $188 million charge related to that agreement.

Reuters

- Advertisement -

Related Articles

What is SLED, how realme gave TV industries a new look with the help of this technology?

Realme has also made a strong place in the TV segment after smartphones. The company has used SLED technology in its TV segment which...

PUBG Mobile will not return to India, PUBG Mobile Ban in India Permanent for now

PUBG News: Several Chinese apps were banned by the Indian government, including the popular Battle Royal game PUBG Mobile. The game had a large...

Samsung Galaxy A42 5G may be launch with the latest Snapdragon 750G processor, the report reveals

Samsung's upcoming smartphone Samsung Galaxy A42 5G has been in the discussion for a long time. Recently...

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Stay Connected

43,173FansLike
535FollowersFollow
45,700SubscribersSubscribe

Latest Articles

What is SLED, how realme gave TV industries a new look with the help of this technology?

Realme has also made a strong place in the TV segment after smartphones. The company has used SLED technology in its TV segment which...

PUBG Mobile will not return to India, PUBG Mobile Ban in India Permanent for now

PUBG News: Several Chinese apps were banned by the Indian government, including the popular Battle Royal game PUBG Mobile. The game had a large...

Samsung Galaxy A42 5G may be launch with the latest Snapdragon 750G processor, the report reveals

Samsung's upcoming smartphone Samsung Galaxy A42 5G has been in the discussion for a long time. Recently...

How To Protect Your Smartphone From Hackers, then follow these Tips

protect your smartphone from hackers: Smartphone usage has increased sharply in the Corona era, so hacking cases...

Vivo launched its first Smartwatch Vivo Watch equipped with a heart rate and blood oxygen sensor

Vivo has launched its first smartwatch Vivo Watch. This latest smartwatch has been made available in 42mm...