Webwire: Mosaid, Nokia in patent deal; FT eyes M&As in MEA

Staff writer
02 Sep 2011

Mosaid takes control of Nokia patent haul

Patent licensing firm Mosaid has arranged to acquire more than 2,000 patents, many originated by Nokia, via the acquisition of Core Wireless. The deal will see Mosaid pay to enforce the patents in exchange for 30% of the revenue, with Nokia and Microsoft sharing the rest.

Ottawa Citizen

FT eyeing M&As, partnerships in MEA

France Telecom is evaluating acquisition targets and partnership opportunities in Africa and the Middle East, according to CEO Stephane Richard.


Iliad beats estimates with 1H profit

France's Iliad - a broadband provider preparing to launch the nation's fourth mobile network - exceeded analysts' estimates with a 1H net profit of €145 million ($206.9 million), down from €171.4 million a year earlier.


Regulators uphold Telmex dominance decision

Mexico's antitrust regulator has upheld its original ruling that Telmex holds a dominant position in the nation's fixed phone market, rejecting an appeal by the operator.

Wall Street Journal

MPAA behind iiNet piracy case: leaked cable

The US MPAAorganizedthe AFACT piracy lawsuit against Australia's iiNet but did not want its involvement publicised, and informed the US ambassador that they were concerned it would look like Hollywood bullies attacking a small Australian company, according to a leaked cable published by Wikileaks.


Ericsson hopes to reach IP accord with ZTE

Ericsson hopes to reach a settlement with ZTE over the lawsuits it filed against the vendor in April, alleging GSM and CMDA intellectual property infringement.

China Daily

Samsung debuts new Galaxy products

Samsung has unveiled a number of new Galaxy products, including a handset that blurs the line between smartphones and tablets with the inclusion of a huge 5.3” screen.


AOL not in buyout talks, source says

AOL is not in talks to be acquired by another company, despite a fresh round of rumors to the contrary, a source claims.

Financial Times

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