Telecommunications

  • March 12, 2008

    VTran Sues Another Cable Co. Over Video-On-Demand

    Mid-Hudson Cablevision Inc. has become the latest cable company to be sued by patent-holding company VTran Media Technologies LLC over video-on-demand services.

  • March 12, 2008

    Cell Phone Makers Sued Over Digital Camera Patents

    FlashPoint Technology Inc. has filed suit against AT&T Mobility LLC, Kyocera Corp., Nokia Corp. and several other cell phone companies over patents related to digital camera technology.

  • March 11, 2008

    Electric Cos. Fined By EU For Cartel Face Israeli Suit

    Power customers in Israel have reportedly filed a class action against Mistubishi Electric Corp. and several other companies for participating in a cartel for electrical network equipment.

  • March 12, 2008

    Five Cell Phone Cos. Sued Over Smartphone Patent

    Several mobile phone giants, including Nokia Corp. and Motorola Inc., were recently targeted by small digital media company Aloft Media LLC, which sued them for allegedly infringing on its patent for a method to transfer contact information using a cellular phone.

  • March 10, 2008

    DTL, Cingular Strike Deal On Cell Phone Patent

    Patent-holding company Digital Technology Licensing LLC has settled its infringement lawsuit against Cingular Wireless LLC and granted Cingular a license to the patent in issue, which covers signal encoding technology used in cell phones, DTL announced Monday.

  • March 7, 2008

    Judge OKs Webcast Of Zyprexa Hearing

    A federal judge in charge of multidistrict litigation over Eli Lilly & Co.'s Zyprexa will open his courtroom to the cameras, after granting a request by a media outlet to broadcast proceedings over the Internet.

  • March 5, 2008

    Patent Dispute Over Tire Monitoring System Settled

    SmarTire Systems Inc. has settled an infringement lawsuit against automotive supplier Continental Automotive Systems U.S. Inc. over a patent for a wireless tire-monitoring apparatus.

  • March 3, 2008

    Supreme Court Refuses To Hear Rigas' Appeal

    The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to hear the appeals of the founder of Adelphia Communications Corp. and his son, who had asked the court to overturn their multiple convictions stemming from an accounting fraud scandal that sent the cable company into bankruptcy.

  • March 4, 2008

    Motorola Wins In Patent Dispute With Chinese Firm

    Chinese authorities have ordered a local company to financially compensate Motorola Inc. after finding that the firm's two-way radio infringed one of the telecom giant's design patents, Motorola announced on Monday.

  • March 3, 2008

    U.K. Court Hands Nokia A Win In Qualcomm Case

    Dealing Nokia Corp. its second international patent victory in recent months, a British court has ruled that rival Qualcomm Inc.'s claims of patent infringement against the Finnish mobile phone maker were invalid.

  • March 3, 2008

    FCC Re-Imposes 30% Limit On Cable Operators

    The U.S. Federal Communications Commission has re-adopted a rule that will prohibit cable operators like Time Warner Inc. and Comcast Corp. from serving more than 30% of subscribers nationwide.

  • February 28, 2008

    ITC Won't Review Ruling In Nokia, Qualcomm Fight

    The U.S. International Trade Commission will not review its initial decision that Nokia Corp.'s cell phone handsets do not infringe three of rival Qualcomm Inc.'s patents, Qualcomm announced on Wednesday.

  • February 25, 2008

    Jailed Stock Options Administrator Settles Charges

    Months after being jailed for stealing millions of dollars in shares of Wireless Facilities Inc., a former employee of the network engineering company has agreed to return the money and settle regulators' charges in connection with the theft.

  • February 22, 2008

    Ring Plus, Cingular Gear Up For Ring-Back Trial

    A patent dispute between Ring Plus Inc. and Cingular Wireless LLC over ring-back technology is gearing up for trial after a judge denied motions for summary judgment from both sides on Feb. 13.

  • February 21, 2008

    Companies Sued Over Retractable USB Cable Patent

    A distributor of retractable computer cables is asserting a patent for the technology against cable manufacturers and retailers, including RadioShack Corp., Fry's Electronics Inc. and Belkin International Inc.

  • February 21, 2008

    BSkyB Fights Ruling To Slash Its Stake In ITV

    British Sky Broadcasting Group Plc said Thursday it plans to challenge a U.K. government ruling that it must slash its stake in ITV Plc. The ruling followed a finding by antitrust authorities that Rupert Murdoch's interest in the broadcaster substantially threatened competition in the television industry.

  • February 19, 2008

    DOJ Should Block Anti-Competitive Radio Merger: AAI

    The American Antitrust Institute has asked the U.S. Department of Justice to block the proposed merger of XM Satellite Radio Holdings Inc. and Sirius Satellite Radio, citing concerns over competition in the satellite radio industry.

  • February 19, 2008

    Motorola, RIM Begin Mobile Phone Patent War

    Motorola Inc. and Research in Motion Ltd. began what could become a protracted patent battle on Saturday after negotiations over a cross-licensing agreement on several types of cell phone technologies fell through.

  • February 15, 2008

    Qualcomm, Nokia To Agree On Terms Of Battle

    Though the battle over cell phone patents continues to rage, cellular heavyweights Nokia Corp. and Qualcomm Inc. have at least agreed to work out procedural issues in the multitude of cases they have brought against each other.

  • February 15, 2008

    Man, Not Fund, Becomes Lead BigBand Plaintiff

    A federal judge has selected a British citizen who lives in Cyprus to serve as the lead plaintiff in a proposed class action securities lawsuit against cable equipment provider BigBand Networks Inc.