Cell Phone Expert Witnesses & Rockstar Litigation
Cell phone expert witnesses may consult and testify on wireless communications, cellular, and wireless networks. This week, the Rockstar Consortium (owned by Apple, Microsoft, Blackberry, Ericsson and Sony) sued Google, Samsung, and others over alleged mobile phone patent infringements. The lawsuit was filed in the U.S. District Court of Eastern Texas while at the same time Samsung and Apple are in patent litigation in more than 10 European countries.
Dan Rowinski, Mobile Editor at ReadWrite, says Rockstar could be considered a “non-practicing entity.” While NPEs are patent holders, they do not manufacture products or supply services based on these patents and are sometimes referred to as "patent trolls." On October 30, 1023, Sen. Orrin Hatch introduced the Patent Litigation Integrity Act (S. 1612) to inhibit litigation by patent trolls.