Several new patent lawsuits surfaced Thursday in which some of tech's top companies have split up into two opposing teams. On one side is Apple, Microsoft, BlackBerry, Ericsson, and Sony -- otherwise known as the Rockstar Consortium -- and on the other side is Google, Samsung, Huawei, HTC, and others.
The suits are being brought by the Rockstar Consortium against Google and the other companies over a host of patents that allegedly infringe on various technologies, according to Reuters. Google is specifically accused of infringing on seven patents, which use technology that pairs Internet search terms with related advertising. … Read more