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Report: Apple Called on ETSI to Define Patent Standards

February 8, 2012 7:07 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Apple back in November asked the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) to clarify its rules regarding standards-essential patents under Fair, Reasonable and Non-Discriminatory (FRAND) terms...

Apple Granted Temporary Suspension of German Injunction

February 6, 2012 7:18 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

A German court has granted Apple a suspension of an injunction of some of its products in that country, according to a report filed by the BBC.

LightSquared Deserves a Hearing

February 2, 2012 12:32 pm | Blogs | Comments

The government should figure out how the LightSquared saga came to be.


Senate Antitrust Panel to Probe Verizon, Cable Deals

February 2, 2012 7:13 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

Verizon Wireless' $4 billion deal to buy a nationwide swath of AWS spectrum from four cable companies is headed for a hearing before a Senate antitrust committee.

FCC OKs Lifeline Reforms

February 1, 2012 6:59 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

The FCC passed broad reforms of its Lifeline program at its open meeting Tuesday, paving the way to overhaul a program that provides subsidized...

EU Opens Probe of Samsung Patent Practices

January 31, 2012 6:55 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

The European Commission today announced that it has opened an investigation into Samsung's use of certain patents to distort competition...

LightSquared GPS Argument Up for Public Comment

January 30, 2012 6:57 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

The FCC has opened part of LightSquared's embattled wireless plans for public comment

Samsung Dealt New Blow in Apple Patent Fight

January 27, 2012 7:10 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

Fresh on the heels of Samsung's defeat in a German court last week, a Mannheim judge has reportedly tossed out the electronics giant's second complaint against Apple.


AT & T Seeks Approval for Spectrum Transfer

January 24, 2012 7:10 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

AT&T has officially submitted to the FCC a request for approval to transfer $1 billion worth of spectrum to T-Mobile USA.

High Court: Warrant Needed for GPS Tracking

January 24, 2012 7:06 am | by Jesse J. Holland and Pete Yost, Associated Press | News | Comments

In a rare defeat for law enforcement, the Supreme Court unanimously agreed on Monday to bar police from installing GPS technology to track suspects without first...

Cable Companies Divulge VZW Marketing Deals to FCC

January 20, 2012 6:58 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

Four cable companies selling a massive swath of AWS spectrum to Verizon Wireless for nearly $4 billion have decided to tell the FCC...

GPS Interference Tests 'Rigged,' says LightSquared

January 18, 2012 7:17 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

LightSquared said today that GPS industry insiders "rigged" tests which found its planned LTE network interfered with GPS receivers...

Officials: 'No Practical Solutions' for LightSquared GPS Problem

January 16, 2012 7:01 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

Top government officials said Friday that there are "no practical solutions" to GPS interference problems caused by LightSquared's planned mobile broadband network...


ITC Says Motorola Not Violating Apple Patents

January 16, 2012 6:59 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Motorola Mobility's smartphones are not in violation of any Apple patents included in a recent suit, according to an initial decision issued today...

California Imposes Battery Charger Energy Standards

January 16, 2012 6:54 am | by Noaki Schwartz, Associated Press | News | Comments

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California has declared war on vampires, but this time it's no Hollywood monster flick.

FCC Opens Docket on Verizon AWS Buys

January 12, 2012 7:09 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

The FCC has started formal proceedings for its review of Verizon Wireless' multi-billion dollar purchases of AWS spectrum from a group of cable companies...

FCC Plans Lifeline Overhaul, Broadband Subsidies

January 10, 2012 6:55 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

A federal program that provides discounts on landline and wireless phone service for low-income households is slated for a major overhaul...

Lawmakers Want Probe of Huawei Sales to Iran

January 4, 2012 6:58 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

Six lawmakers have asked the State Department to investigate whether Huawei and other infrastructure vendors violated U.S. sanctions against Iran...

LaHood Only Partially Supports NTSB Cell Phone Ban

December 22, 2011 6:30 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood isn't giving his support for the NTSB’s recommended ban on hands-free devices in cars.

FCC Nominees Pass Committee Vote; Grassley Block Looms

December 9, 2011 7:16 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

FCC nominees Jessica Rosenworcel and Ajit Pai passed a key vote by the Senate Commerce Committee on Thursday, but...

Status Hearings Start for DOJ, Sprint Suits Over T-Mobile Deal

December 9, 2011 7:11 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

Two hearings began today on the status of separate lawsuits from the Justice Department and Sprint challenging AT&T's $39 billion acquisition of T-Mobile USA.

DOJ Joins Europe in eBook Price Fixing Investigation

December 8, 2011 7:01 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

The U.S. Department of Justice is looking into possible collusion amongst book publishers that it says might have worked with Apple to fix prices on eBooks...

China Court Rejects Apple Lawsuit over iPad Name

December 8, 2011 6:53 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A court in southern China has rejected a claim by Apple that a Hong Kong-headquartered tech company has violated its iPad trademark...

Copps Sets Departure Date; Nominee Vote Pending

December 7, 2011 7:15 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

FCC Commissioner Michael Copps formally announced his retirement on Tuesday just days before a key Senate vote for two nominees to the agency.

Apple, Others Investigated for eBook Price Fixing

December 6, 2011 7:09 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

The European Commission today announced that it has opened formal antitrust proceedings to investigate whether publishers have engaged in anti-competitive price fixing.

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