Venue For Rockstar-Google Smartphone IP War Still Undecided

Law360, San Francisco (March 13, 2014, 8:24 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge said Thursday she's inclined to deny Rockstar Consortium LP's attempt to duck Google Inc.'s lawsuit seeking judgment that it doesn't infringe seven Rockstar patents, and recommended the rivals pursue discovery to determine whether the case belongs in California, Texas or elsewhere.

U.S. District Court Judge Claudia Wilken said she would take another look at Rockstar's argument that the case doesn't belong in California before issuing an order. However, she also said that allowing the parties jurisdiction-based discovery for 90 days would allow...
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