Google fires back against Apple- and Microsoft-led patent consortium in new lawsuit

Gigaom reports that Google has filed a lawsuit this week against Rockstar, the patent holding company jointly owned by Apple, Microsoft, BlackBerry, Sony, and Ericsson whose portfolio comes mostly from the corpse of bankrupt Canadian telecom giant Nortel. In October, Rockstar had sued Google and a variety of Android OEMs — Samsung, LG, and HTC included — alleging infringement on a number of those ex-Nortel patents, and Google’s countersuit is geared directly at sliding the platform out of the consortium’s aim. The filing stops just short of calling Rockstar an outright patent troll:

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