Time Warner Hit With Suit Over Nortel Network Patents

Law360, New York (December 12, 2013, 4:55 PM EST) -- Time Warner Cable Inc. was hit with a patent infringement suit in Texas federal court on Wednesday by a unit of Rockstar Consortium LP, the patent licensing group of tech giants including Apple Inc. and Microsoft Inc. that acquired bankrupt Nortel Networks Corp.'s highly coveted patent portfolio for $4.5 billion in 2011.

Rockstar's Texas-based wholly owned subsidiary Constellation Technologies LLC alleges that after the U.S. Department of Justice approved the portfolio acquisition in 2012, Time Warner abruptly backed out of licensing negotiations, instead opting to rip...
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