Google cuts a deal over previous Nortel Networks patents
Keep in mind the Rockstar Consortium? The group was shaped by a handful of tech giants (together with Apple, Microsoft, Ericsson and Sony) to purchase a treasure trove of patents and promptly sue each Google and a few Android companions, which promised one of many greater authorized battles in current tech historical past. Properly, it isn’t going to be as dramatic as first thought — Google has agreed to settle its a part of the lawsuit. The phrases of the deal aren’t out there and can take a number of weeks to hash out, however it’s doubtless that Google is forking over some money to Rockstar provided that Cisco did the identical earlier in November. It is also unclear if ASUS, HTC, Samsung and different producers have reached their very own settlements. Nevertheless, it is exhausting to see them maintaining the battle for for much longer when Google itself is out of the image.