Telecommunications

  • April 16, 2009

    Class Tries To Keep Cert. In Antitrust Suit V. Comcast

    Trying to stave off a decertification bid from Comcast Corp., a group of cable subscribers has asked a federal judge to recertify the class in an antitrust suit that accuses the cable giant of illegally establishing a monopoly in the Philadelphia area.

  • April 16, 2009

    Freedom Wireless Close To Ending Phone Patent Suit

    A federal judge has entered a consent judgment against mobile Internet service provider Comverse Inc. and dismissed infringement claims against carrier Alltel Corp., bringing to a near-close Freedom Wireless Inc.'s prepaid wireless technology patent suit against the companies.

  • April 15, 2009

    Comcast To Pay $16M To Resolve File-Sharing MDL

    Comcast Corp. has agreed to pay $16 million to settle multidistrict litigation accusing the cable provider of deliberately blocking customers from using peer-to-peer file-sharing programs despite advertising unfettered Internet access.

  • April 13, 2009

    Trustee Objects To Deloitte's Role In Primus Ch. 11

    The U.S. trustee overseeing the bankruptcy of global phone and Internet service provider Primus Telecommunications Group Inc. has objected to the debtors' retention of Deloitte & Touche LLP, arguing that the accounting firm is not being hired to perform work related to Primus' ordinary course of business.

  • April 13, 2009

    Front Row, Kangaroo To Join Forces In Patent Deal

    Patent-holding company Front Row Technologies LLC has settled with several defendants — including Kangaroo Media Inc., the National Football League, Sprint Nextel Corp. and DirecTV Group Inc. — over its patented technology for broadcasting live action updates to hand-held wireless devices at sporting events.

  • April 13, 2009

    AOL, Yahoo, Others Hit With Web Radio Patent Suit

    A patent owner has hit AOL LLC, Yahoo Inc., CBS Corp. and a slew of others with a suit alleging the companies infringed a patent covering Internet radio technology.

  • April 8, 2009

    Radio Shack Sued Over Surveillance System Patent

    Keeping a watchful eye over its competitors, Guardian Technologies LLC has accused X10 Wireless Technology Inc. and Radio Shack Corp. of infringing a patent related to security surveillance systems.

  • April 6, 2009

    Charter To Seek Dismissal Of JPMorgan Suit Over $8B

    Bankrupt Charter Communications Inc. has revealed that it will push to dismiss an adversary suit brought by JPMorgan Chase Bank NA over more than $8 billion in prepetition loans from the financial firm, the terms of which Charter is looking to reinstate as JPMorgan tries to press the cable giant into default.

  • April 7, 2009

    Northwest Escapes Patent Suit Without A Payment

    Two patent holders have agreed to drop a case in which they accused Northwest Airlines Inc. of infringing their intellectual property for broadcast technology that helps to track aircraft, in a deal that saw no money exchange hands.

  • April 2, 2009

    EU High Court Affirms €10M Fine V. France Telecom

    Europe's highest court has upheld a €10.35 million ($13.9 million) fine by the European Commission against France Telecom SA for allegedly shutting competitors out of the high-speed Internet sector.

  • April 2, 2009

    Virgin Mobile, 7-Eleven Sued Over Cell Phone Patent

    Emsat Advanced Geo-Location Technology LLC and a patent licensee have launched a suit against a range of companies, accusing Virgin Mobile USA LP, 7-Eleven Inc., toy company MGA Entertainment Inc. and six others of infringing patents covering enhanced 911 services in cell phones.

  • April 1, 2009

    Nomadix Wins $3.2M Award In Wireless Patent Suit

    A judge has awarded Nomadix Inc. a default judgment of $3.2 million and granted the technology company's bid for a permanent injunction in its suit over wireless connectivity patents against rival Second Rule LLC, which claims to be bankrupt from the litigation.

  • April 1, 2009

    Telecom's Merger Fraud Suit V. JPMorgan Tossed

    A judge has tossed for good a securities suit brought by One Communications Corp. that accused JPMorgan Chase & Co. of defrauding it in connection with the telecommunications company's acquisition of regional rival Lightship Telecom LLC.

  • April 1, 2009

    Family Feud In Young Ch. 11 Ensnares Sonnenschein

    Creditors who opposed Young Broadcasting Inc.'s choice of Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP to serve as lead bankruptcy counsel for the television station operator have said they would appeal the judge's approval, in what a spokesman for the law firm called "an internal family dispute."

  • March 31, 2009

    Saxon, HTC Settle Cell Phone Patent Spat

    Patent licenser Saxon Innovations LLC has settled its suit against cell phone maker High Tech Computer Corp. over four patents covering wireless communications and computer chip functions, leaving a handful of electronics heavies still litigating with Saxon.

  • March 31, 2009

    Opt-In Notice OK'd In FLSA Suit Against Telecom

    A federal judge has granted conditional class certification in an overtime wage suit against telecommunications services company Precise Communication Services Inc. and its owner, who are currently in default for failing to obtain new counsel after their attorney withdrew when near-bankrupt PCS stopped paying his legal fees.

  • April 2, 2009

    Aruba Modifies Defense In WLAN Patent Suit

    Aruba Networks Inc. has modified its defense against a patent suit by two Motorola Inc. units over wireless networking technology, dropping two defenses and arguing that Motorola should be suing the U.S. government, which buys products from Aruba, instead of Aruba itself.

  • April 1, 2009

    Settlement Reached In EDS Prepaid Phone Patent Spat

    Electronic Data Systems Corp. has reached a patent license and settlement agreement with two cell phone companies that it accused of infringing a pair of patents that cover prepaid phone service.

  • March 31, 2009

    Skullcandy Drops ByTech, Case Logic In Patent Spat

    A judge has signed off on requests to drop ByTech NY Inc. and Case Logic Inc. with prejudice from an infringement suit brought by Skullcandy Inc. over two patents for an integrator that allows a user to use a music player and a cell phone through one set of headphones.

  • March 30, 2009

    Philips, Aerielle Settle RF Transmitter Patent Spat

    A federal judge on Monday dismissed a case in which consumer electronics designer Aerielle Inc. asserted two patents related to radio frequency transmitters that can link portable audio devices to headphones against Philips Electronics North America Corp. after the parties agreed the case should be dropped.