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Samsung's Patent Troubles Mount with Netherlands Injunction

August 24, 2011 8:19 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

Samsung ran into more trouble in Europe today after a judge in The Hague granted Apple a preliminary injunction...

HTC Lobs New ITC Complaint at Apple

August 17, 2011 8:18 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

HTC fired off another shot yesterday in its ongoing legal tussle with Apple over patents used in its Android-based smartphones.

South Koreans Sue Apple over iPhone User Information

August 17, 2011 8:07 am | by Kelly Olsen, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

A group of some 27,000 South Koreans is suing Apple for $26 million for what they claim are privacy violations...

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FTC Fines App Developer for Violating Children's Privacy

August 16, 2011 8:09 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

W3 Innovations has agreed to pay fine to settle FTC charges that its apps violated the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act.

Patent Pirates & the Duel with Android

August 15, 2011 8:32 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

Oracle is suing Google, Microsoft is suing Motorola Mobility and Apple is suing a whole slate of companies, including HTC and Samsung – and that's just the tip of the iceberg.

Hackers Protest BART Decision to Block Cell Phones

August 15, 2011 8:24 am | by John S. Marshall & Paul Elias, The Associated Press | News | Comments

San Francisco's mass transit system prepared for renewed protests Monday, a day after hackers angry over blocked cell phone service at some transit stations broke into a website...

FCC Stalls Review Clock on AT & T, QCOM 700 MHz Deal

August 9, 2011 8:28 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

The FCC has pushed out its review of AT&T's $1.9 billion bid to buy Qualcomm's valuable 700 MHz spectrum from its defunct Flo TV...

Google Android Offensive Continues with Volley at Microsoft

August 5, 2011 8:25 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

Google's irate missive against Apple and Microsoft yesterday was met with a quick reply from Microsoft...

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Google Berates Apple, Microsoft for 'Hostile' Patent Campaign

August 4, 2011 8:08 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

Google's top lawyer harangued Apple and Microsoft in a post on the company's official blog yesterday...

South Korea Fines Apple over iPhone Data Collection

August 4, 2011 8:02 am | by Kelly Olsen, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

South Korea's communications regulator fined Apple's local operation 3 million won ($2,830) for what it says is the illegal collection of iPhone user location information.

ITC to Probe Apple Patent Suit Against Samsung

August 3, 2011 8:20 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

The U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) has agreed to investigate Apple's patent suit against Samsung.

InterDigital Sues Nokia, Huawei, ZTE

July 27, 2011 8:11 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

InterDigital is suing Nokia, Huawei and ZTE over patent infringement...

Judge Orders Oracle to Rethink Google Suit

July 25, 2011 8:14 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Judge William Alsup on Friday ordered Oracle back to the drawing table in its patent infringement allegations against Google.

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Lodsys Adds Major Devs to Patent Suit

July 22, 2011 8:07 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Lodsys today officially added a spate major developers — Rovio, EA, Atari, Square Enix, Take-Two — to its patent infringement suit...

Former China Mobile Exec Guilty in Bribery Case

July 22, 2011 8:00 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A former deputy chairman of state-owned China Mobile Ltd. was convicted Friday of taking bribes and sentenced to prison.

Judge Rules Against Apple in Kodak Suit

July 19, 2011 8:28 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

The ITC put to bed at least one of the many patent infringement cases coming out of the wireless industry recently...

Sprint Settles for $5.5M in Auto-Dial Suit

July 19, 2011 8:26 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

Sprint has agreed to a $5.5 million settlement in a class action lawsuit over auto-dial calls placed in 2007 to its customers in Washington state...

ITC Rules Against HTC in Apple Case

July 18, 2011 8:18 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

The ITC ruled Friday that HTC's smartphones had violated two of Apple's patents on wireless technology.

FCC Examines Fallout of AT & T, T-Mobile Deal

July 18, 2011 8:15 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

The FCC held an all-day panel last week with its own top economists and representatives from AT&T, Deutsche Telekom and Sprint...

Incentive Auctions May Threaten Mobile TV, Warns NAB

July 15, 2011 8:24 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

The National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) warned lawmakers on Capitol Hill today that a proposal to allow the FCC to auction off broadcast spectrum could undermine mobile television.

Report: Apple Settles in Korea for Location Tracking

July 15, 2011 8:04 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Apple has apparently paid a South Korean lawyer 1 million won ($945) to settle a suit alleging the company's iPhone collected location information...

Apple Files Second ITC Complaint Against HTC

July 12, 2011 8:28 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

Apple ratcheted up its legal fight against HTC with a second complaint filed with the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) yesterday.

9 States Subpoena Sprint Over AT & T - T-Mo Deal

July 12, 2011 8:26 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

Sprint has been subpoenaed by nine state attorney generals for information about AT&T's buyout of T-Mobile USA...

Judges in U.S., Canada Approve Nortel Patents Sale

July 12, 2011 8:19 am | by Randall Chase, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

U.S. and Canadian judges on Monday approved a $4.5 billion cash bid from a consortium that includes Apple and Research In Motion for thousands of patents held by bankrupt telecom-equipment maker Nortel Networks Corp.

Apple Raises GetJar's Hackles with C & D Notice

July 11, 2011 7:58 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Apple last week sent a cease and desist notice to GetJar, asking that the third-party applications store immediately quit using the term "app store" in any manner at all.

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