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Federal Circuit orders Eastern District of Texas to stay Rockstar case

Michael Loney, New York


The Federal Circuit has ordered the Eastern District of Texas to grant a stay in Rockstar’s dispute with Google over the Android operating system pending the outcome of an action in the Northern District of California, saying that denying a stay was “a clear abuse of discretion”

The Rockstar consortium was formed by Apple, Blackberry, Ericsson, Microsoft and Sony to buy Nortel’s patent portfolio after it went bankrupt. This dispute started when Rockstar and Mobilestar Technologies sued five companies – Samsung, ASUS Computer International, ZTE, HTC and...


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