Constellation Technologies, a subsidiary of Rockstar Consortium, filed its first two suits this week asserting a total of nine patents (6,128,649; 6,373,923; 6,650,618; 6,845,389; 6,901,048; 7,154,879; 7,564,895; 8,134,917; 8,464,299). Broadband service providers Time Warner Cable and Windstream Communications are the defendants named in the cases. The patents-in-suit relate to various aspects of networking and are among the part of the Nortel portfolio that Rockstar Bidco acquired in 2011. Two patents, ‘879 and ‘917, are asserted against both defendants. According to disclosure statements Apple, BlackBerry, Ericsson, and Microsoft have a financial interest in the Constellation cases. 12/11, Eastern District of Texas, 2:13cv01079, 2:13cv01080
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