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Telecommunications

  • March 17, 2011

    Web Co. Expands Mobile IP War With Google, Facebook

    Wireless Ink Corp. upped the ante Tuesday in its mobile website patent war against Google Inc. and Facebook Inc., filing a new infringement suit in New York against the Internet giants.

  • March 17, 2011

    Virgin Faces Derivative Suit Over UK Cable Deal

    Virgin Media Inc. was hit with a derivative and breach of contract suit in New York state court Tuesday alleging its proposed £14.3 million ($23 million) purchase price for a U.K. cable TV operator is unfair.

  • March 15, 2011

    Poland Fines Mobile Co. $45M Over Antitrust Raids

    Poland's antitrust watchdog said Tuesday it had fined one of the country's largest cell phone carriers 130 million zlotych ($45 million) for interfering with a probe of the mobile television market.

  • March 15, 2011

    Talk Radio Host's Contract Suit Heads To Arbitration

    Talk Radio Network Inc. won its bid Monday to compel arbitration of talk show host Michael Savage’s suit in California alleging a syndication contract with TRN restricts his ability to accept a competitor’s more favorable syndication offer.

  • March 15, 2011

    Apple, Others Sued Over Video Display Patent

    Ogma LLC hit Apple Inc., HTC Corp. and other cell phone makers with its second patent suit in less than a week as the Texas patent holding firm on Monday alleged infringement of video display technology.

  • March 15, 2011

    Comcast, Other Cable Cos. Targeted In Receiver IP Suit

    Multiservice Solutions LLC slapped Comcast Corp. and three other cable providers with a Texas patent infringement lawsuit Monday over the use and sale of certain Motorola Inc. and Arris Group Inc. cable television receivers and modems.

  • March 14, 2011

    Sirius Settles Privacy Suit With 5 States For $9.5M

    A California federal judge on Monday approved a $9.5 million, five-state settlement in a class action accusing Sirius XM Radio Inc. of illegally recording customer calls, after denying approval to a similar 11-state deal.

  • March 14, 2011

    Bankrupt DBSD Fends Off Sprint's $100M Demand

    Mobile satellite service operator DBSD North America Inc. on Friday objected to Sprint Nextel Corp.'s demand for more than $100 million in reimbursements in New York bankruptcy court, accusing the telecom giant of seeking more than it was owed.

  • March 14, 2011

    Media Cos. Urge Full Review For News Corp-BSkyB Deal

    A group of U.K. news organizations criticized plans to clear News Corp.'s proposed $13 billion acquisition of British Sky Broadcasting PLC without a thorough antitrust review, urging British lawmakers Monday to call for an in-depth probe.

  • March 10, 2011

    Jones Day Leads Cumulus In $2.4B Citadel Buy

    Atlanta-based broadcaster Cumulus Media Inc. struck a deal Thursday to buy Las Vegas-based Citadel Broadcasting Corp., which recently emerged from bankruptcy, after raising its offer from $2.1 billion to $2.4 billion.

  • March 9, 2011

    Investors Sue Sirius Directors Over XM Merger

    Shareholders launched a derivative suit in New York against Sirius XM Radio Inc. brass Wednesday, complaining that executives mismanaged the 2008 merger that created the company and cost shareholders billions of dollars.

  • March 9, 2011

    Lufthansa's Suit Over Internet Technology Stands

    A Virginia federal judge refused Monday to dismiss a contract suit over wireless Internet connections for airplane passengers, allowing Lufthansa Systems Infratec GmbH and the service's inventor to seek court declarations that they own rights to the technology.

  • March 9, 2011

    House Bill To Nix Net Neutrality Rule Passes 1st Test

    A U.S. House of Representatives panel on Wednesday approved a resolution to overturn the Federal Communications Commission's recently issued net neutrality rule outlawing discriminatory delivery of broadband Internet services and content.

  • March 9, 2011

    China Delays $1.2B Nokia Siemens-Motorola Deal

    Nokia Siemens Networks said Wednesday that its $1.2 billion acquisition of wireless networks infrastructure assets from Motorola Solutions Inc. will again be delayed pending approval from Chinese regulatory authorities.

  • March 9, 2011

    Innovatio Hits Panera, Others With Wireless IP Suit

    Innovatio IP Ventures LLC hit Caribou Coffee Co. Inc., Panera Bread Co. and a handful of other food, hotel and retail chains with a lawsuit Tuesday in Illinois, accusing them of infringing 14 patents covering wireless networking technology.

  • March 8, 2011

    Philips Settles Wi-Fi Patent Suit Against Netgear

    A federal judge in Wisconsin approved a settlement Tuesday between U.S. Philips Corp. and Netgear Inc., ending a lengthy and contentious patent infringement suit over wireless data transmission technology.

  • March 8, 2011

    Bell Canada Gets OK For $1.3B CTV Buy

    Canada's telecommunications regulator on Monday cleared BCE Inc.'s CA$1.3 billion ($1.34 billion) acquisition of broadcasting giant CTV, but barred the companies from entering exclusive online distribution deals until the watchdog finishes its review of vertical integration in the industry.

  • March 7, 2011

    InterDigital Asks 2nd Circ. For Nokia Stay Damages

    Wireless technology developer InterDigital Inc. argued Monday before the Second Circuit that it was entitled to damages associated with the stay of a patent infringement action against Nokia Corp. in the U.S. International Trade Commission.

  • March 7, 2011

    Ex-Telecom CFO Cops To Honduran FCPA Conspiracy

    A former executive of a telecommunications company admitted to conspiring with other executives to pay more than $500,000 in bribes to Honduran officials in exchange for lowering rates on a long-distance services project, according to a plea agreement unsealed Monday in a Florida federal court.

  • March 4, 2011

    Fed. Circ. Backs Retrial In Cisco Wireless IP Row

    The Federal Circuit on Friday rejected Cisco Systems Inc.’s bid to nix a retrial granted to Commil USA LLC over allegedly improper religious references made to a Texas jury in a $56 million patent suit over wireless networking technology.