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

Staff writer
17 Feb 2012

Apple wins Slide to Unlock suit against Motorola

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.

BBC News

Unitech contests Telenor compensation claim

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.

Economic Times 12

AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile USA hit with patent suit

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.

International Business Times

Sony completes Sony Ericsson takeover

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.

The Inquirer

Baidu Q4 revenue beats estimates

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.


Social networks can't be made to police piracy: EU

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.


LightSquared said to seek spectrum swap

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.


Twitter sued for defamation in Australia

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.

Sydney Morning Herald

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