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Apple Patent Lawsuit

Apple finally files a lawsuit against a company other than Samsung

January 14th, 2015

Apple and Samsung’s long, drawn-out patent battle was the talk of tech for several years, and now things have finally begun to die down since both companies realized the legal costs of the suits far outweighed the benefits. Apple isn’t quite done with patent-related court battles, however, and on Wednesday it filed a new lawsuit in the U.S. …

Ericsson Mobile Forecast

Smartphone installed base seen tripling to 5.6 billion by 2019

November 11th, 2013

Ericsson knows a thing or two about mobile. The company may have exited the handset business recently but it is still the largest manufacturer of telecommunications network equipment in the world. The firm on Monday released its annual mobile market forecast, in which it estimated that the total number of mobile subscriptions will balloon to …

HTC Sony Ericsson Patent Troll Wi-Lan

HTC and Sony defeat patent troll

July 16th, 2013

A federal jury in Texas on Monday found that HTC, Sony, Ericsson and Alcatel-Lucent do not infringe Wi-Lan’s technology, The Wall Street Journal reported. Wi-Lan, a well-known patent troll that uses litigation to generate revenue, had accused the companies of infringing on four of its wireless patents. The company previously filed a similar lawsuit against …

Ericsson Patent Sales

Ericsson sold more than 2,000 patents to a patent troll suing Apple, Google and RIM

January 11th, 2013

Noted patent troll Unwired Planet made news last year when it filed patent infringement complaints against Apple (AAPL), Google (GOOG) and Research in Motion (RIMM). In an effort to beef up its portfolio, the company has now purchased more than 2,000 patents from Ericsson (ERIC) that will help it continue to pursue legal actions against a number of smartphone …

Samsung Ericsson Import Sales Ban

Samsung finds new enemy in U.S. patent war

December 26th, 2012

Samsung (005930) has filed a complaint with the United States International Trade Commission requesting an import and sales ban on a variety of Ericsson (ERIC) products. The company’s move comes after Ericsson filed a similar request with the agency last week. Samsung previously accused Ericsson of asking for “prohibitively higher royalty rates to renew the same …

Ericsson Samsung Import Ban

Ericsson seeks import ban against Samsung devices in the U.S.

December 3rd, 2012

Ericsson (ERIC) on Monday filed a request with the U.S. International Trade Commission in an effort to ban Samsung’s (005930) smartphones and tablets from the market. The Swedish company claims that Samsung’s products infringe upon its patents, Reuters reported. The two companies attempted to settle their disagreements, however they failed to reach a licensing agreement. Samsung said the …

Sony completes Sony Ericsson buyout

February 16th, 2012

Sony on Thursday announced the transaction to acquire Ericsson’s 50% stake in Sony Ericsson has been completed. Sony and Ericsson announced the deal last October, which was worth €1.05 billion in cash and made Sony Ericsson a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sony. The company will be renamed to Sony Mobile Communications and will “further integrate the …

Qualcomm performs the first successful voice-over-LTE call with handover to WCDMA

February 2nd, 2012

Verizon, AT&T and any other LTE providers currently rely on 3G networks to carry voice phone calls. In the future, carriers hope to use voice-over-LTE (VoLTE) technology, and Qualcomm recently reached an important milestone on the road to making VoLTE a reality. Qualcomm announced on Thursday that the company had successfully completed the “first voice …

Sony ST25i ‘Kumquat’ reportedly to launch as ‘Xperia U’

January 25th, 2012

Earlier this week, an image of Sony’s upcoming ST25i “Kumquat” smartphone leaked onto the Internet. The Android-powered device is rumored to feature a 3.5-inch qHD display with a 1GHZ dual-core processor and 5-megapixel rear camera. It is also rumored that the handset will debut at next month’s Mobile World Congress in Spain. According to a document …