The owners of Nortel's former patents have sued Google and seven makers of Android-based smartphones, alleging patent violations related to Internet search technology. The patent owners -- Apple, Microsoft, BlackBerry, Ericsson and Sony -- named handset-makers including Samsung Electronics and HTC in the suit. "Despite losing in its attempt to acquire the patents-in-suit at auction, Google has infringed and continues to infringe," the suit alleges.

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