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Intel seeks additional damages related to EC antitrust case 

Intel says the $40 million in interest it received from the EC isn't nearly enough and instead, it wants $625 million In January, Intel won a court appeal involving a 1.06 billion-euro ($1.2 billion) antitrust fine, which it initially paid to the European Commission (EC)...

Telstra, Optus, TPG under investigation for misleading customers over NBN speeds

Telstra, Optus and TPG have all said that the National Broadband Network Co has not provided 'timely and accurate speed information' Three Australian operators — Telstra, Optus and TPG — are under investigation by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) over allegations of making...

FTC will not petition US Supreme Court in Qualcomm antitrust case

The FTC believes that Qualcomm’s licensing practices demonstrate anticompetitive behavior In September 2020, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) petitioned the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit for a rehearing of the August 2020 decision of a panel of that court in siding with Qualcomm on...

Well, technically… zoning for small cells requires an updated process: Miller, Miller & Canby’s Cathy Borten (Ep. 30)

Cathy Borten is a legal associate at Miller, Miller & Canby in Rockville Maryland where her work in real estate transactions and leasing has revealed to her the policy and zoning challenges that telecom providers are up against as they seek to install 5G...

Ericsson ignites legal battle with Samsung over royalty payments

Ericsson’s shares fell 8.2% after trading began in Stockholm Ericsson announced that it’s taking Samsung to court in the U.S., alleging that the South Korean company failed to deliver on contractual commitments concerning royalty payments and patent licenses. In a statement, Ericsson said that case involves...

Judge sides with music lockers in record label dispute

There was a victory for music owners and operators of so-called "music locker" services today as a judge in New York ruled such services do not infringe copyright, as claimed by a conglomerate of record labels in a case against website MP3tunes.com.

German state deems Facebook “Like” button illegal

Germany has a long, storied history of being both swift and overzealous in their enforcement of privacy and intellectual property laws. Today Germany's Independent Centre for Privacy Protection has issued a blanket ban on the Facebook Like button.

Legal opinion sought on cancelling 83 new telecom licences

Economic Times | August 14, 2011 NEW DELHI: The government is seeking legal opinion to cancel as many as 83 telecom licences for the failure of service providers to roll out their networks as per their agreements between 2006 and 2008, officials have said. ..... Full article...

Samsung Galaxy Tab ban spreads to Europe

Last week Apple persuaded an Australian court to ban sales and promotion of Samsung's Galaxy Tab 10.1. Now a court in Germany has also sided with Apple, resulting in an Europe-wide ban on sales of the device.

LulzSec reform to join fight against Murdoch

Recently-disbanded hacking collective LulzSec, who made waves this summer by hacking high-profile organisations such as the FBI, Sony and the US Senate, have apparently reformed to join the backlash currently engulfing Rupert Murdoch's media empire.

Apple to dump Samsung, move chip fabbing to TSMC

Apple may dump Samsung and move to Taiwanese chip manufacturer TSMC for production of its A6 chip, it has been claimed. According to ComputerWorld, the 28nm chip will be fabbed in Taiwan, rather than Korea, after a spate of legal disputes between Apple and Samsung...

Finally some good news for Nokia – Apple agrees to license patents

Nokia Corp., once king of the handset world, has been going through a tumultuous period as of late. Stephen Elop, who took over the CEO position last year after his predecessor Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo was unceremoniously booted out for failing to maintain the Finnish manufacturer's competitive edge, has made some aggressive changes.

UK press tied in knots over Twitter gag order

The ongoing row in the United Kingdom over celebrity superinjunctions has taken a turn for the strange, as Twitter users have used the social platform to blurt out the details that aforementioned celebrities paid so dearly to protect.

Apple begins world’s flimsiest defense in ‘App Store’ trademark dispute

If you'll recall, a few months ago Microsoft filed a protest against Apple's ownership of the "App Store" trademark, on the grounds that the term is too generic and cannot belong to any one company. Many other companies seemingly agreed with Ballmer and Co., and the trademark was also challenges in Europe by Nokia, HTC and Sony Ericsson.

Woman gets boned by media, Twitpic to blame

If you're a frequent users of Twitter, earlier this week you may have seen a couple of pictures of the shuttle launch doing the rounds from one Stefanie Gordon. She snapped the photos on her iPhone while on a Delta flight which just so happened to be passing by the Florida launch site. The pictures quickly went viral and have notched up around 650,000 views between them at the time of writing.

Winklevoss twins denied appeal, have to make do with measly $100M

The most lambasted pair since Tweedledum and Tweedledee, Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss, have today been denied an appeal of the ruling against them last month, which stated they could not rehear their case against Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg.

GLOBAL: Huawei sues ZTE over alleged patent infringement

Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. has filed lawsuits in Germany, France, and Hungary against ZTE Corp. for patent and trade mark infringement, alleging ZTE is infringing on Huawei's patents for data card and LTE technologies, and using a Huawei-registered trademark on some of its data...

Amazon.com begins fight over ‘app store’ trademark

Although many heralded the arrival of Amazon.com Inc.'s Android Appstore as a boost to the Android ecosystem, and a victory for consumer choice, Apple Inc. congratulated Amazon.com in a rather different way – they sued them.

WSJ: India Court Sends Five Telecom Executives to Custody

Wall Street Journal | April 20, 2011 | R. JAI KRISHNA And RUMMAN AHMED NEW DELHI – A special court, citing "incriminating evidence," Wednesday denied bail to five senior telecom industry executives as India's top federal investigative agency continued with its efforts to unravel one of...

PS3 hacking lawsuit takes a turn for the creepy

Sony Corp.'s legal team must be a busy bunch at the moment. On the one hand they're battling LG Electronics Co. Ltd. in a Blu-Ray patent dispute that has seen European Union Playstation imports impounded in Holland, and on the other hand they're fighting an increasingly vitriolic battle against renowned hacker George "GeoHot" Hotz, who is in hot water for cracking open the security on the companies popular console.

LG patent suit freezes PS3 imports in Europe

News reaches us this afternoon of a small legal storm brewing in Europe between Japanese electronics giant Sony and even-more-giant Korean rival LG, centred around Sony's apparent use of patented Blu-Ray playback technology inside the Playstation 3.

Don't believe the hype – ‘banning Skype’ is tripe

TeleGeography | January 7, 2011 China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) has attempted to clear up confusion over VoIP services in the country by issuing a statement that the ministry is not looking to ban IP telephony operators, ‘but only those operating illegally...

Don’t believe the hype – ‘banning Skype’ is tripe

TeleGeography | January 7, 2011 China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) has attempted to clear up confusion over VoIP services in the country by issuing a statement that the ministry is not looking to ban IP telephony operators, ‘but only those operating illegally...

Japan wants Apple to put Content Filter in iPhone

TechTree| January 5, 2010 | Samir Makwana Censorware to protect minors from accessing objectionable content The relationship between Apple and the Japanese government hasn't been great last year. After cases of exploding Apple iPod batteries were reported, Japan is once again complaining about Apple. If Google's...

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