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Rockstar wins against Huawei

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Chinese Huawei made a deal with the patent consortium Rockstar to avoid a lawsuit for unauthorized use of patents. This is the first of eight device manufacturers with Android which has decided he does not want to be involved in a lawsuit.

Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but it is expected that Huawei will pay a license to use the disputed patents, relating to search and user profiles. The company estimated that it is not worth it to get into the courtroom, either their prohibitive cost of litigation are too high or they they think they have no chance of winning.

Rockstar consortium consists of Apple, Microsoft, Blackberry, Sony Ericsson, and patent portfolio consists of patents from fallen Nortel. Google also wanted to buy valuable Nortel patents, but since the company was not able to do it, now they are under fire from the competition, not only Google, but also their partners. Other sued companies beside Huawei are Google, Samsung, HTC, ZTE, LG, Pantech and AsusTek.

[Ed - Simply put... groups like Rockstar are borderline cartels and should not be allowed... nothing is gained by allowing a group of companies to control competition and innovation.]

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