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DOJ Threatens to Sue Apple, Publishers for eBook Price Fixing

March 8, 2012 6:46 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

The Wall Street Journal reported that the Department of Justice (DOJ) has threatened to sue Apple and others for colluding with publishers to fix eBook prices.

Apple to Get Android Data from Google, Motorola

March 6, 2012 7:15 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

Google and Motorola Mobility have been ordered to hand over information to Apple about the development of the Android operating system.

Verizon, MetroPCS Net Neutrality Suit to Proceed

March 2, 2012 7:09 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

The ruling is a largely procedural victory for Verizon and MetroPCS, who first filed suit over the open Internet rules last January.


German Court Dismisses Apple, Samsung Lawsuits

March 2, 2012 7:01 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A German court has dismissed patent lawsuits by technology giants Apple and Samsung against each other...

Shanghai Court Suspends iPad Trademark Ruling

February 23, 2012 7:07 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Lawyers say a Shanghai court has suspended proceedings in a lawsuit by a Chinese electronics maker against Apple...

T-Mobile to FCC: Block Verizon AWS Deal

February 22, 2012 7:32 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

T-Mobile USA has asked the FCC to block Verizon Wireless' $3.9 billion acquisition of a nationwide swath of AWS spectrum held by four cable companies.

LightSquared's Options Few in Wake of FCC Block

February 16, 2012 7:25 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

The FCC's decision to block LightSquared from launching its network leaves it with few options, and the company has yet to give a clear answer...

Chicago Asked Not to Stifle Wireless at Summits

February 15, 2012 7:06 am | by Don Babwin, Associated Press | News | Comments

Protesters are coming by the thousands to Chicago, armed with smartphones, video cameras and social media links that will allow them to instantly map strategy, share plans and disseminate images of what's happening...


Apple Expands Samsung, Motorola Patent Fight

February 13, 2012 7:18 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

Apple took new steps last week in its international patent battles against Motorola Mobility and Samsung...

ALU Inks Patent Deal Amid Mixed 4Q Results

February 10, 2012 6:43 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

Alcatel-Lucent moved to cash in on the booming intellectual property market today amid mixed fourth quarter results...

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.

Samsung Dodges German Injunction

February 3, 2012 7:08 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

Samsung has reportedly scored a legal victory in its multinational patent fight with Apple.


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.

LightSquared Backer Rebuts Grassley Bribery Charges

February 2, 2012 7:06 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

LightSquared's main financer, Philip Falcone's hedge fund Harbinger Capital Partners, continues to deny allegations that it tried to bribe a senator...

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...

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.

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...

Judge Blames Oracle for Latest Delay in Google Trial

January 17, 2012 7:06 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

The judge handling Oracle's lawsuit over Google's use of Java in Android appears to be getting frustrated with the astronomical damage claims...

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...

Apple, HTC Targets of Kodak Patent Suits

January 11, 2012 7:03 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

Struggling camera company Eastman Kodak filed lawsuits against Apple and HTC yesterday alleging the electronics makers had violated a number of its patents...

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.

Sprint Sues Four Cable Giants Over Voice Patents

December 21, 2011 6:10 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

Sprint is suing Comcast, Time Warner Cable, Cox Communications and Cable One for violating its patents on technology that routes voice calls over a packet-based network instead of expensive public landline networks.

Apple Victorious at ITC; Limited HTC Ban Set

December 20, 2011 6:29 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

A key trade regulator sided with Apple yesterday and ordered a ban on the import of some devices made by Taiwanese handset manufacturer HTC.

AT & T Hangs Up On T-Mobile Deal

December 20, 2011 6:26 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

 AT&T decided Monday to walk away from its $39 billion merger with T-Mobile USA after opposition to the deal from the FCC and Justice Department proved insurmountable. 

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