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Rockstar Consortium is Selling its 4,000 Patents for $900 Million

According to a report by The Wall Street Journal, Rockstar Consortium has agreed to sell over 4,000 of its telecommunications patents to San Francisco-based patent clearinghouse RPX Corp. The publication highlights that the consortium of big technology companies, which includes Apple, Microsoft, BlackBerry, Ericsson and Sony, is selling its patent assets for less than a quarter of the $4.5 billion it paid for...

Filing Reveals Google and Rockstar Have Agreed to Settle Patent Litigation

According to a court filing made public this week, Google has agreed to settle litigation with Rockstar, a patent consortium which counts Apple as an investor. Reuters is reporting that even though terms of the deal have not been disclosed, both parties have "agreed to settle all matters in controversy”, according to a recent filing in a Texas federal court....

Apple’s Rockstar Patent Consortium Rejected to Keep Lawsuit in Texas

A US federal judge has ordered on Thursday that Google’s court battle against Rockstar, a "patent troll" owned by its competitors, should take place in California rather than Texas, reports Reuters. Rockstar has multiple investors, and Apple is one of them. The company outbid Google for thousands of Nortel Network Corp. patents when the latter...

Apple/Microsoft Consortium Sues Google, Samsung Over Nortel Patents

The Rockstar Consortium group which purchased former Canadian company Nortel’s patents for $4.5 billion has now pursued lawsuits against seven companies that make Android smartphones: Google, Samsung, Huawei, HTC, LG, Pantech and ZTE, reports Reuters: "Despite losing in its attempt to acquire the patents-in-suit at auction, Google has infringed and continues to infringe," the lawsuit...

Rockstar Releases Free GTA V Manual on iOS, iFruit Companion Apps

Rockstar yesterday announced the release of two iOS companion apps prior to the worldwide release of Grand Theft Auto V: iFruit and the official GTA V manual. The highly anticipated game was released today for PS3 and Xbox 360 consoles. The iFruit iOS app allows gamers to create a custom vehicle from their iPhone or...