The Netherlands' antitrust regulator on Monday put on hold Royal KPN NV's planned acquisition of CAIW Holding BV, saying the deal could limit competition in the cable network sector, and called for more research.
Sirius XM Radio Inc. subscribers argued Monday that a New York federal judge should sign off — despite objections — on a $180 million settlement in an antitrust class action stemming from the merger that created the company, and award plaintiffs’ attorneys up to $13 million.
The U.S. Supreme Court recently agreed to hear a case involving the Federal Communications Commission's approach to regulating indecency, and experts say the agency's power to punish broadcast radio and television stations that air expletives and nudity could itself be under fire.
Belden Inc. sued South Korea-based LS Cable and System Ltd. and its U.S. subsidiary in New Jersey on Thursday, alleging infringement of a patent for data communications cable technology.
A Washington federal court on Friday granted the partial dismissal of a Catholic educational programming foundation’s malpractice and breach of contract suit against Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice PLLC alleging it missed a deadline to appeal the denial of a broadcasting license in Las Vegas and made errors on other license applications.
RCTV International Corp. on Thursday struck DirecTV's Latin American subsidiary with a $39.8 million breach of contract suit in New York that claims DirecTV reneged on a broadcasting deal after Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez targeted RCTV for not carrying government programming on its television station.
DirecTV Inc. fought back Friday against rival Comcast Cable Communications LLC's bid to immediately block its allegedly false and competitively unfair advertisements for its NFL Sunday Ticket service, telling an Illinois federal court that the ads' statements are true and pose no emergency.
Internet service provider RCN Corp. and Paxfire Inc., which generates revenue from Internet searches, were hit with a proposed class action Thursday in New York accusing them of wiretap violations and breach of contract for secretly intercepting customers' Internet activity for profit.
Intellect Wireless Inc. on Tuesday settled its patent fight with AT&T Mobility LLC, which was accused along with HTC Corp. of infringing on patents covering picture text messaging technology on cellphones and other mobile devices.
The Second Circuit on Wednesday affirmed a lower court's decision to toss patent-holding company Siti-Sites.com Inc.'s $500 million antitrust suit against Verizon Communications Inc., Cisco Systems Inc. and other telecom giants for lack of standing.
Comcast Cable Communications LLC hit rival DirecTV with a false advertising and unfair competition suit in Illinois federal court on Wednesday, accusing the satellite television company of incorrectly claiming that its NFL Sunday Ticket service was free of charge.
Trucking giant R&L Carriers Inc. tried to persuade the Federal Circuit on Wednesday to revive its wireless document patent infringement claims against Qualcomm Inc. and various other companies, saying the district court had wrongly ruled that its pleadings did not meet the Twombly standard.
Effingo Wireless Inc. slapped Motorola Mobility Inc. with a lawsuit in Texas federal court on Tuesday, accusing the cellphone maker of selling wireless headset assemblies that violate a patent.
The Hollywood Foreign Press Association and the producer of the Golden Globe Awards on Tuesday each pressed a California federal judge to grant motions for summary judgment in a breach of contract and trademark infringement suit over the show's future broadcasting rights.
The U.S. International Trade Commission announced Tuesday it would investigate Apple Inc.'s allegations that Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. imports mobile phone handsets and tablet computers that infringe its patents, as the companies continue to battle over smartphone technology.
The Federal Communications Commission adopted new rules Monday intended to promote competition in the market for cable and satellite programming, drawing a dissent from one of its own members and criticism from cable and satellite operators.
A Fox Sports Net Inc. regional affiliate objected Friday in Delaware to the bankrupt Los Angeles Dodgers’ plan to retain Blackstone Advisory Services LP to advise on the sale of its media rights, because it could interfere with the network’s existing agreements to broadcast Dodgers games.
Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim's telecom company America Movil SAB de CV announced on Monday it is making an offer to buy all outstanding shares of Telefonos de Mexico SAB de CV, or Telmex, for about $6.5 billion in cash.
Patent-holding company Cheetah Omni LLC filed a lawsuit in Texas on Friday against Alcatel-Lucent Holdings Inc., Ciena Corp., Fujitsu Network Communications Inc. and others over several patents related to fiber-optic network technology.
A businessman who confessed to trying to export missile components and radio test sets to Iran without a license asked an Illinois judge on Thursday to depart from sentencing guidelines and award a lenient sentence that would match punishments for similar crimes.