Webwire: Apple wins unlock patent suit; Unitech to contest Telenor claim

Staff writer
telecomasia.net
Apple has won a victory in a German Court in a patent battle with Motorola Mobility. The case, covering Apple's Slide to Unlock patent, could have implications for Apple's multiple court battles against Android.
 
Unitech will contest any demand for compensation from Telenor, its partner in Indian mobile venture Uninor, and has asserted that non-compete terms of the deal prohibit Telenor from finding a new Indian partner until their JV is wrapped up.
 
Major US operators AT&T, Sprint Nextel and T-Mobile USA have all been sued by patent holding company Intellectual Ventures, over claims of violation of 15 wireless technology patents.
 
Sony has completed the €1.05 billion ($1.38 billion) buyout of Ericsson's stake in joint venture Sony Ericsson, and has revealed plans to accelerate the integration of its mobile and electronics businesses.
 
Chinese search engine Baidu has reported revenue for the fourth quarter of $710.9 million, slightly beating analysts' expectations, and has forecast revenue for the current quarter of between $667 million and $688 million.
 
Europe's highest court has found that social networks should not be obliged to install a system to filter out piracy, as such a requirement would represent an impairment of a company's freedom to conduct business.
 
A source claims LightSquared is attempting to swap its spectrum with frequencies held by the US Department of Defense, in a bid to salvage plans to build a 4G network. The US FCC recently rejected the initial LightSquared network plan due to GPS interference concerns.
 
An Australian man is suing Twitter for defamation under Australian law, asserting that Twitter is a publisher and as such is liable for libellous material posted by its users.

 

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