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Rockstar Consortium sells patent portfolio to RPX for $900 million, drops all current lawsuits

By Shawn Knight
Dec 23, 2014
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  1. The Rockstar Consortium - comprised of Apple, BlackBerry, Ericsson, Microsoft and Sony - have decided to sell all of their commonly held patents to patent clearinghouse RPX for $900 million.

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  2. OneSpeed

    OneSpeed TS Addict Posts: 251   +73

    Something smells fishy here...
     
  3. JohnCB

    JohnCB TS Booster Posts: 118   +62

    This doesn't sound good for Google
     
  4. Uncle Al

    Uncle Al TS Evangelist Posts: 1,675   +779

    Of course, if the technology is getting older or some of the patients are getting closer to the end of their life, they may simply be trying to dump them and get something in the way of $$ for them. More than likely the technology is starting to outpace them and isn't long for their usefulness ....
     
  5. RustyTech

    RustyTech TS Guru Posts: 865   +434

    "RPX plans to license the patents to a separate group of about 30 companies including Google."

    If Google has been in litigation with the consortium up until now, why would RPX think something different would happen? Why would Google all of a sudden admit infringement by paying RPX for licensing those patents?
    Not sure RPX thought this out all the way. lol
     
  6. itsmebryan

    itsmebryan TS Rookie

    You should contact RPX and explain to them the error in there plan.
     
  7. mattfrompa

    mattfrompa TS Guru Posts: 493   +23

    their...talk about error
     

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