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

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. 

Google says its rivals have “placed a cloud” on the Android eco-system through a wave of lawsuits based on old Nortel patents. Now, it’s filed a lawsuit of its own to defend the Nexus and its customers.

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