Google asks appeals court to move Rockstar patent cases against Android device makers out of Texas

Google really doesn’t want its Android device makers to mess with the Rockstar Consortium (which is owned by Apple, BlackBerry, Ericsson, Microsoft, and Sony) in Texas. Last December it brought a declaratory judgment action against the Rockstar Android cases in the Northern District of California, and the chief district judgeheld that California was a proper venue because Rockstar’s patent lawsuits advance Apple’s interests (Apple is headquartered in that district). As I said at the time, the Rockstar Consortium is so opaque that Apple isn’t necessarily responsible for those lawsuits — but responsible or not, Apple is a potential beneficiary.

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