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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...

Company Claiming iPad Trademark Sues Apple in US

February 24, 2012 6:48 am | by Elaine Kurtenbach, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Apple Inc. is facing yet another challenge to its use of the iPad trademark in China — this time in a court in California.

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...

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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.

Company Suing Apple over iPad Name Open to Talks

February 21, 2012 7:11 am | by Elaine Kurtenbach, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

The lawyer for a Chinese company suing Apple Inc. in China over its use of the iPad trademark indicated Tuesday that his client would be willing to discuss a settlement.

China Faces Conflict of Law, Business in iPad Row

February 17, 2012 7:16 am | by Joe McDonald, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Chinese officials face a choice in Apple's dispute with a local company over the iPad trademark — side with a struggling entity that a court says owns the name or with a global brand that has created thousands of jobs in China.

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...

Reports: More Chinese Cities Seize iPads

February 16, 2012 7:13 am | by Joe McDonald, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Authorities have seized iPads from retailers in more Chinese cities in an escalating dispute between Apple Inc. and a struggling local company over the trademark...

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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...

Chinese City Seizes Apple iPads in Name Dispute

February 13, 2012 7:04 am | by Joe McDonald, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Authorities have seized Apple iPads from retailers in a city in northern China due to a dispute with a domestic company that says it owns the iPad name...

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...

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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.

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