Google Takes Aim At Rockstar Patents In AIA Reviews

Law360, New York (October 20, 2014, 3:52 PM EDT) -- Google Inc. on Friday urged the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office's patent appeals board to institute inter partes reviews of a pair of smartphone technology patents belonging to Rockstar Consortium U.S. LP and one of its units, saying the technology is unpatentable in light of prior art.

In three separate petitions, Google told the USPTO's Patent Trial and Appeals Board that a reasonable likelihood exists that U.S. Patent Numbers 5,838,551 and 6,937,572 — both of which were asserted by Rockstar in several federal court cases —...
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