Patent lawsuit against Google to be fought in California -ruling

SAN FRANCISCO, April 17 Fri Apr 18, 2014 4:01am IST

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SAN FRANCISCO, April 17 (Reuters) - A federal judge in California on Thursday rejected a request by patent consortium Rockstar to transfer patent litigation against Google Inc to Texas, according to a court ruling.

Rockstar, which counts Apple Inc as an investor, bought thousands of former Nortel patents from Nortel's bankruptcy in 2011 for $4.5 billion. (Reporting by Dan Levine. Editing by Andre Grenon)