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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...

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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.

Court Denies Apple's Bid for Injunction Against Amazon in App Store Suit

July 7, 2011 8:22 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

A federal district judge has denied Apple's attempt to get a preliminary injunction against Amazon's use of the phrase "app store"...

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Round Two at ITC: Apple Files Complaint Against Samsung

July 7, 2011 8:20 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

Apple and Samsung's legal tussle over device patents escalated further this week...

Google Not Among Winners in Nortel $4.5B Patent Sale

July 1, 2011 8:08 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

Nortel's patent auction closed yesterday after a group of companies bid $4.5 billion...

Apple, Kodak Patent Fight Gets Split Decision

July 1, 2011 8:01 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

The International Trade Commission (ITC) late yesterday ruled partially against Kodak in the suit Kodak filed against Apple...

Samsung Seeks US Import Ban Against Apple Products

July 1, 2011 7:57 am | by Kelly Olsen, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Samsung Electronics is asking the United States to prohibit Apple from importing key products including the latest iPhone and iPad devices...

Samsung Takes Apple Patent Fight to the ITC

June 30, 2011 8:16 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

Samsung has filed a complaint against Apple with the ITC in an escalating legal battle over the companies' patents...

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Microsoft, General Dynamics Itronix Reach Patent Agreement

June 28, 2011 8:20 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Microsoft yesterday announced that it had reached an agreement with General Dynamics...

Supreme Court to Review Warrantless GPS Tracking

June 27, 2011 8:07 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The Supreme Court will weigh in on whether the police need a warrant before using a global positioning system device to track a suspect's movements.

Apple Takes Patent Fight to Samsung's Court

June 24, 2011 8:32 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Apple has expanded its patent dispute with Samsung by taking the fight to South Korea.

Calif. Man Admits Role in Theft of iPad Addresses

June 24, 2011 8:23 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A California man has pleaded guilty to conspiring to hack into computer servers and steal email addresses and personal information from iPad users.

Ruling Awaited in Kodak Patent Battle with Apple

June 23, 2011 8:15 am | by Ben Dobbin, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

After years of wading through a tide of red ink, Eastman Kodak Co. is nearing the end of a potentially lucrative patent fight...

Sprint: T-Mobile Not a Fix for AT & T Capacity Crunch

June 21, 2011 8:13 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

Sprint attacked AT&T's buyout of T-Mobile USA again yesterday in its latest round of arguments to the FCC denouncing the mega-merger.

TerreStar: We Don't Owe Sprint for Spectrum Clearing

June 21, 2011 8:11 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

TerreStar claimed in bankruptcy court documents Friday that four of its affiliate companies shouldn't have to pay Sprint...

Oracle Wants 'Billions' from Google in Java Suit

June 17, 2011 8:07 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

Oracle is seeking damages "in the billions of dollars" from Google over the company's use of Java in its Android operating system.

Dolby Files Patent Infringement against RIM

June 15, 2011 8:24 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Dolby Laboratories today announced that it has filed patent infringement lawsuits in the U.S. and Germany against Research In Motion...

Nokia, Apple Settle Patent Dispute

June 14, 2011 8:20 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Nokia's previously downgraded second-quarter forecast just got a little brighter with a little help from an unlikely entity, namely Apple.

States Weigh Relaxing Penalties for Teen Sexting

June 13, 2011 8:00 am | by David Klepper, Associated Press | News | Comments

A congressman who sends an X-rated photo of himself jeopardizes his reputation and his job. But in many states, teens caught doing the same thing can risk felony charges...

AT & T to Hunt Down $956M in Tax Refunds in Class Action Settlement

June 8, 2011 8:22 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

AT&T has been tasked with the enormous job of reimbursing customers for taxes paid on mobile Internet service under a $956 million settlement in a class action lawsuit.

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