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SF, NY Officials to Meet over Cellphone Thefts

June 6, 2013 9:58 am | by Terry Collins, Associated Press | News | Comments

Top law enforcement officials from San Francisco and New York plan to meet with some of the nation's largest smartphone makers next week to help thwart the rise in cellphone thefts and robberies. San Francisco District Attorney George Gascon and New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman...

ITC Rules for Samsung, Bans iPhone 4 Imports

June 5, 2013 9:25 am | by Peter Svensson, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

A U.S. trade agency on Tuesday issued a ban on imports of Apple's iPhone 4 and a variant of the iPad 2 after finding the devices violate a patent held by South Korean rival Samsung Electronics. Because the devices are assembled in China...

Facebook: Audit Finds Privacy Practices Sufficient

April 25, 2013 9:31 am | by Barbara Ortutay, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Facebook says that an independent audit found its privacy practices sufficient during a six-month assessment period that followed a settlement with federal regulators. Facebook Inc. said it submitted the findings to the Federal Trade Commission on Monday evening...

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Google's Android Target of New Antitrust Complaint

April 9, 2013 8:52 am | by Juergen Baetz, Associated Press | News | Comments

A group of companies led by Microsoft have called on European authorities to launch an antitrust investigation into Google's dominance of mobile Internet usage on smartphones. The "FairSearch" initiative of 17 companies — which includes Microsoft, Nokia, and Oracle...

NY Appeals Court OKs Aereo Live Television Service

April 2, 2013 9:48 am | by Larry Neumeister, Associated Press | News | Comments

An Internet company offering inexpensive live broadcast television feeds to computers, tablets and smartphones doesn't violate U.S. copyright law, a divided federal appeals court said Monday. The 2-to-1 ruling by the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals cleared...

Unlocking Your Cell Phone is Now A Crime

January 28, 2013 10:47 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

An order issued Saturday by the U.S. Copyright Office of the Library of Congress will make unlocking a cell phone illegal under certain conditions. An amendment to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act will apply to all cell phones...

RIM, InterDigital Extend Patent Agreements

January 2, 2013 11:14 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

InterDigital and RIM have reached an agreement to extend thet temr of their patent licensing agreement. In addition, the companies said in a statement that they have agreed to amend the patent license to add coverage for 4G products, including LTE and LTE-Advanced products...

Man Files Lawsuit Against LinkedIn

January 2, 2013 10:51 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

A Pittsburgh-area man has filed a federal lawsuit against the networking company LinkedIn, claiming that it must tell him who put his name, personal cell phone and personal email on the site. Rick D. Senft, president of Passavant Memorial Homes, claims in the...

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China Court Orders Apple To Pay in Rights Dispute

December 28, 2012 9:18 am | by 
Joe McDonald, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

A Chinese court has ordered Apple Inc. to pay 1.03 million yuan ($165,000) to eight Chinese writers and two companies who say unlicensed copies of their work were distributed through Apple's online store. The Beijing No. 2 Intermediate People's Court ruled Thursday that Apple violated the writers' copyright...

Apple, Google Snag IP in $525M Kodak Patent Sale

December 19, 2012 10:26 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Kodak today announced that a consortium organized by Intellectual Venture and RPX Corporation have agreed to pay approximately $525 million for the purchase and license of patents. Intellecual Ventures counts heavy weights Apple and Google as member...

Judge Denies Apple Request to Ban Samsung Phones

December 18, 2012 9:22 am | by Paul Elias, Associated Press | News | Comments

A federal judge late Monday rejected Apple Inc.'s demands that its chief rival in the more than $100 billion global smartphone market cease selling models a jury recently found illegally used Apple technology. The immediate impact of the ruling means that Samsung can continue to sell three of the older-generation smartphones still on U.S. shelves.

Vringo Wins Patent Suit Against Google

November 7, 2012 6:46 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Ringtone company Vringo Inc. has won a patent lawsuit against Google and several other companies.

Apple, Google Suit Over Patent Rates Dismissed

November 6, 2012 5:52 am | by Peter Svensson, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

A federal judge in Madison, Wis., on Monday threw out a suit by Apple Inc. claiming that Google subsidiary Motorola Mobility is seeking unreasonably high license fees for the use of patents on wireless technology.

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Judge Lifts US Ban on Sales of Samsung Tablet

October 3, 2012 7:11 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A federal judge has lifted a ban on sales of Samsung Electronics Corp.'s Galaxy 10.1 tablet computer.

South Korean Court Rules Samsung Didn't Copy iPhone

August 24, 2012 7:28 am | by Youkyung Lee, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

South Korea's Samsung won a home court ruling in its global smartphone battle against Apple on Friday when judges in Seoul said the company didn't copy the look and feel of the U.S. company's iPhone, and that Apple infringed on Samsung's wireless technology.

AT & T: FaceTime Policy Within FCC Net Neutrality Rules

August 22, 2012 7:48 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

AT&T says its policy to reserve FaceTime use over a cellular connection for those customers who move to its new Mobile Share plans does not violate the FCC's net neutrality rules

European Regulators Eye Google Antitrust Truce

July 25, 2012 7:42 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

European regulators say they are encouraged by recent negotiations with Google aimed at settling an antitrust investigation into the company's business practices.

ITC Rules Against Kodak in Patent Case

July 23, 2012 7:38 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The International Trade Commission has ruled against Eastman Kodak Co. in a long-standing patent dispute with Apple Inc. and Research In Motion Ltd.

China Court: Apple Pays $60M to Settle iPad Case

July 2, 2012 7:38 am | by Joe McDonald, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Apple has paid $60 million to settle a dispute in China over ownership of the iPad name, a court announced Monday, removing a potential obstacle to sales of the popular tablet computer in the key Chinese market.

CTIA Backs CISPA Amid Privacy Concerns

April 23, 2012 7:07 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

CTIA is throwing its support behind a controversial cybersecurity bill set for a House vote this week.

Sprint Rebuts NY AG Tax Dodging Charges

April 20, 2012 7:19 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

Sprint is denying allegations from the New York Attorney General that it has dodged $100 million in state taxes to gain a competitive advantage by making its plans cheaper.

Cox Slams Sprint with Patent Countersuit

April 18, 2012 7:08 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

Cox Communications is suing former business partner Sprint for patent infringement, a countersuit aimed at deflating a patent suit Sprint filed against Cox and three other companies last December

Apple: DOJ Allegations 'Simply Not True'

April 13, 2012 7:22 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

Apple appears ready to fight the Justice Department's antitrust suit over eBook price fixing, even as three other publishers named in the suit agreed to settle. 

Witnesses Set for Senate Hearing on Verizon, Cable AWS Sale

March 19, 2012 7:04 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

Executives from Verizon Communications and Comcast will square off against the Rural Cellular Association (RCA) and Free Press at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing later this week on Verizon Wireless' $3.9 billion acquisition of nationwide AWS spectrum from four cable operators.

FTC Said to Probe Google on Tracking, Antitrust

March 16, 2012 7:20 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

Google is reportedly facing multiple investigations from the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) over its business practices. 

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