Group Sues Google, Cell Phone Makers for Patent Infringement

The group that owns thousands of former Nortel patents filed a barrage of patent lawsuits against cell phone manufacturers including Google, the company it outbid in the Nortel bankruptcy auction. Rockstar, the consortium that bought the Nortel patents for $4.5 billion, sued Samsung Electronics Co Ltd, HTC Corp, Huawei and four other companies for patent infringement in U.S. District Court in Texas.