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Telecommunications

  • March 16, 2010

    Citadel's Disclosure Statement Wins Court OK

    The judge in charge of bankrupt radio company Citadel Broadcasting Corp.'s Chapter 11 proceedings has approved the company's disclosure statement, giving Citadel the green light to start soliciting support for a restructuring plan that was modified to increase recoveries for unsecured creditors.

  • March 16, 2010

    Mercedes Bid To Decertify Tele Aid Class Denied

    A federal judge has again denied Mercedes-Benz USA LLC’s efforts to decertify a class of vehicle owners alleging the automaker sold them expensive analog Tele Aid emergency contact systems that it knew would become obsolete in 2008, when cell phone companies switched from analog to digital technology.

  • March 16, 2010

    Sprint Strikes Deal In Traffic Alert Patent Suit

    Sprint Solutions Inc. on Tuesday became the latest defendant to settle in a patent infringement suit by Texas patent-holding company Traffic Information LLC that has ensnared several big cell phone companies.

  • March 15, 2010

    Cumulus Strikes Deal In Aldav Web Radio Patent Suit

    Cumulus Media Inc. has become the latest radio heavyweight to agree to a settlement in a suit brought by Aldav LLC that accused broadcast media companies Clear Channel Communications Inc., CBS Radio Inc. and others of infringing a patent related to Internet radio technology.

  • March 12, 2010

    Cablevision, Comcast Lose Challenge To FCC Rule

    A federal appeals court has rejected a challenge from Cablevision Systems Corp. and Comcast Corp. to a Federal Communications Commission decision to extend a rule that prevents cable operators from withholding programming from rivals.

  • March 11, 2010

    Polish Telecom Loses Tying Battle In EU Court

    The European Union's highest court has shot down Telekomunikacja Polska SA's challenge to a Polish law prohibiting telecommunications providers from forcing consumers to purchase multiple services.

  • March 10, 2010

    Google, Facebook Hit With IP Suit Over Mobile Sites

    Mobile content management company Wireless Ink Corp. has slapped Google Inc. and Facebook Inc. with a patent infringement suit over their social networking Web sites designed for cell phone users.

  • March 10, 2010

    Internet Radio Escapes Online Ad Patent Suit

    Internet Radio Inc. has become the latest defendant to exit a patent infringement suit brought by Fowler Woods LLC over technology for displaying electronic advertisements with streaming audio.

  • March 9, 2010

    Swisscom Escapes $310M Fine For Termination Fees

    A Swiss court has overruled an antitrust watchdog's hefty fine of $333 million Swiss francs ($309.8 million) against Swisscom AG for allegedly abusing its dominant market position to overcharge for cell phone termination fees.

  • March 9, 2010

    Charter, Verizon Resolve Fiber Optics Patent War

    Charter Communications Inc. and rival telecom giant Verizon Communications Inc. have agreed to bury the hatchet and end three patent lawsuits over fiber-optic network technology.

  • March 9, 2010

    Stragent Sues Huawei Over Wireless Patent

    Patent-holding company Stragent LLC has accused Chinese telecommunications equipment supplier Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. and its U.S. subsidiary of infringing a patent for wireless technology.

  • March 8, 2010

    Time Warner Cable Box Antitrust Suit Tossed

    A consolidated multidistrict action accusing Time Warner Cable Inc. of violating the Sherman Act by illegally tying its premium cable services to the sale of set-top box rentals has been dismissed.

  • March 8, 2010

    Class Action Over AT&T Internet Contract Kept Alive

    A federal judge has found deficient the complaint in a class action accusing AT&T Mobility LLC and Radio Shack Corp. of failing to disclose extra usage charges in an Internet service plan, but has allowed the plaintiff to amend the pleadings.

  • March 5, 2010

    Citadel Strikes Deal In Aldav's Web Radio Patent Suit

    Citadel Broadcasting Corp. has agreed to a settlement and licensing deal in a suit brought by Aldav LLC that accused radio giants Clear Channel Communications Inc., CBS Radio Inc. and others of infringing a patent related to Internet radio technology.

  • March 4, 2010

    EU Nixes Vivendi Antitrust Claim V. France Telecom

    The European Commission on Thursday rejected Vivendi SA and Iliad SA's complaint alleging France Telecom SA abused its dominant position in the French fixed-line telecommunications market.

  • March 4, 2010

    Apple, RIM, Others Sued Over Smartphone Patents

    SmartPhone Technologies LLC has accused about a dozen major cell phone manufacturers — including Research In Motion Ltd., Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., Apple Inc. and Motorola Inc. — of infringing several communications and Bluetooth patents through their smartphone devices.

  • March 3, 2010

    Nokia Reaches Settlement In GPS Patent Suit

    Engineering and manufacturing company ITT Corp. has announced a settlement with Nokia Corp. in an infringement suit an ITT subsidiary brought against several companies — including LG Electronics Inc., Motorola Inc., Verizon Wireless and Qualcomm Inc. — over a patent related to GPS technology.

  • March 3, 2010

    Eon, SmartSynch Ink Deal In Telecom Patent Suit

    Smart grid infrastructure manufacturer SmartSynch Inc. has reached a settlement in a suit brought by Eon Corp. IP Holdings LLC that accused nearly 20 companies of infringing its patents for two-way communications technology.

  • March 2, 2010

    Apple Wages IPhone Patent Battle With HTC

    Apple Inc. on Tuesday filed two separate complaints against HTC Corp., alleging the Taiwanese cell phone manufacturer is infringing 20 Apple patents used in the hugely popular iPhone.

  • March 2, 2010

    Pandora, Onecast Dropped From Web Ad Patent Suit

    Fowler Woods LLC on Tuesday dropped Internet radio company Pandora Media Inc. and application maker Onecast Inc. from an infringement suit over a patent for displaying Web advertisements while audio is playing.