The suits are being brought by a consortium called Rockstar, which was formed by Microsoft, Apple, Blackberry, Ericsson and Sony to buy Nortel patents during Nortel's bankruptcy auction. Google, clearly knowing what was at stake during the auction, tried to buy the patents as well, but Rockstar outbid it, paying $4.5 billion to Google's $4.4 billion offer.
They're ALSO SUING Samsung, HTC, Huwai, and every other manufacturer that uses Android.
The enemy of my enemy is my friend.
Edited by frickfrock999 - 11/1/13 at 9:27am