A putative class of Cablevision Systems Corp. customers has accused the cable television powerhouse of wrongfully denying them access to News Corp.’s Fox channels, seeking as much as $450 million in damages from the company for breach of contract.
The Carlyle Group has inked a deal to acquire telecommunications equipment company CommScope Inc. in a deal valued at approximately $3.9 billion that will take the company private.
The Carlyle Group is in talks with telecommunications equipment company CommScope Inc. regarding a deal in which Carlyle would buy all of CommScope's outstanding common stock for $31.50 per share, or around $3 billion.
A federal appeals court has upheld a lower court's decision to dismiss a putative class action accusing several companies of selling cell phones without shielding users from allegedly hazardous radio frequency emissions.
Eon Corp. IP Holdings LLC has accused a number of technology companies, including Cisco Systems Inc., Clavister AB and SerComm Corp., of infringing a patent for wireless technology that allows mobile devices to access different communications networks.
Canada’s broadcasting regulator has signed off on Shaw Communications Inc.’s CA$2 billion ($1.94 billion) acquisition of Canwest Global Communications Corp.’s distressed television assets, finally allowing the deal to be completed just over a year after Canwest first filed for bankruptcy protection.
Prince Telecom LLC has agreed to pay $455,000 to settle a proposed class action lodged by technicians in Oregon who accused the company of failing to pay overtime and cover work-related costs.
TransData Inc. has accused four Texas electric delivery companies, including Oncor Electric Delivery Co. LLC and Centerpoint Houston Electric LLC, of infringing three patents for wireless access to electric meters.
Intel Corp. has made headway in its fight over Wi-LAN Inc.’s portfolio of patents for the 4G broadband communications standard, winning summary judgment that its wireless products do not infringe 10 of the Canadian licensing company’s patents.
The European Commission on Thursday asked Italy's telecommunications regulator to recalculate the prices that competitors will be charged to access the fixed-line network of former state-owned monopoly Telecom Italia SpA.
Intellect Wireless Inc. has accused Hewlett-Packard Co., Sharp. Corp. and other electronics makers of violating two patents for picture text messaging technology on cell phones, PDAs and pagers.
Japanese Internet shopping giant Rakuten Inc. has asked Japan's antitrust watchdog to investigate a planned search engine partnership between Yahoo Japan Corp. and Google Inc., saying that the tie-up could hinder competition in the Internet services market in Japan.
Acer Inc. has reached a settlement with MicroUnity Systems Engineering Inc. in a patent infringement suit over media processing technology used in cell phones.
Chicago's Office of Emergency Management and Communications improperly routed a $23 million contract for a digital radio system to a vendor — reportedly Motorola Inc. — and justified the sole-source deal by pointing to earlier, similar contracts with the same vendor, according to the city's Office of the Inspector General.
The U.S. Small Business Administration does not have to turn over cell phone records to an advocacy group that is trying to prove the agency conspires to steer small business contracts to large companies, according to a federal appeals court.
Motorola Inc. has reached a settlement with plaintiffs Koninklijke Philips Electronics NV and Sharp Corp. in a suit over eight patents the defendant previously licensed for cell phones that use 3G wireless technology.
SiRF Technology Inc. has shot back at Broadcom Corp.'s claims that the wireless technology company's GPS devices infringe its patents, requesting sanctions in Broadcom's U.S. International Trade Commission action and launching a second patent infringement suit against Broadcom.
Patent-holding company Lochner Technologies LLC continues to assert its patent for wireless computer systems, accusing a variety of high-tech companies, including Hitachi Ltd., NCR Corp. and Tech Data Corp., of illegally using its technology.
A federal appeals court has declined to re-examine its earlier ruling backing a $2.78 million verdict against Sprint Nextel Corp. and finding that Enovsys LLC did have standing to bring claims related to two patents for a cell phone privacy system.
Broadcom Corp. announced Wednesday that it has agreed to pay $316 million to acquire Beceem Communications Inc., a developer of fourth-generation wireless platform solutions.