Tag Archive: Lawsuit


Intel and Samsung lend support to FTC’s lawsuit against Qualcomm

Qualcomm is facing litigation on several fronts.

Earlier this year, the Federal Trade Commission leveled a lawsuit against Qualcomm for resorting to anti-competitive tactics to maintain its position in the semiconductor segment. According to the lawsuit, Qualcomm imposed “onerous and anti-competitive supply and licensing terms on cell phone manufacturers” in a bid to weaken competition. Qualcomm has since filed a motion to dismiss the lawsuit, but Intel and Samsung — Qualcomm’s main rivals in the semiconductor category — are  [Read More…]

Google settles in Russian lawsuit, agrees to let other search engines be the default

Google was hit with an anticompetitive lawsuit in Russia over forcing its own search engine as default for Android phones sold with Google Services. The main complaint was that other search engines like Yandex were being pushed out.

Now the search giant has settled, agreeing to pay a $ 7.8 million fine as well as allowing phone manufacturers to choose any default search engine. Google has “reached a commercial agreement” with Yandex to allow the Russian search company to partner  [Read More…]

Bootloop-affected LG G4 and V10 owners are suing LG in class-action lawsuit

Bootloops suck.

Fortunately, bootloops are a relatively rare occurrence unless you tinker with your software… or you own an LG G4 or LG V10. Bootloops were a notorious problem for these phones and at the beginning of 2016, LG acknowledged the defect and offered repairs and replacements.

Problem is, owners are claiming they didn’t work either. And now they’ve called in the lawyers.

In a new class-action lawsuit filed Wednesday in a California federal court, one  [Read More…]

New lawsuit could restrict game sales for the Oculus Rift

The suit would also affect titles for the Samsung Gear VR.

The saga continues in the great copyright infringement battle between Facebook’s Oculus contingent and ZeniMax.

ZeniMax, which earlier this month won a verdict of half a billion dollars against Oculus, has now asked the federal judge to block Oculus from using the code in its products, according to Reuters. For its part, Oculus has asked the judge to set aside the verdict, citing it as “legally  [Read More…]

AT&T seeks to delay Google Fiber in Louisville, Kentucky with lawsuit

Louisville, Kentucky, which is one of the cities that is currently under consideration to get the Google Fiber 1Gbps Internet service, is now facing a lawsuit from a competitor, AT&T. The company claims that Louisville’s city government exceeded its authority in changing laws that could make it easier for Google Fiber to be deployed.

The Louisville Metro Council passed an ordinance earlier in February that cut down the process of a competitive Internet service wanting access  [Read More…]

Sprint’s old WiMax network will stay online for now due to judge’s ruling in lawsuit

Sprint won’t be allowed to shut down its old WiMax network on November 6 as it had originally planned. A judge has ruled for an injunction against that move, stating that Sprint has to keep the old network up and running until it settles a lawsuit filed by two nonprofit groups.

Asus devices will come bundled with Microsoft Office to avoid a lawsuit

After years of suing everyone in sight, it appears that Microsoft is in the market to make some friends. This week they’ve announced a deal to end a patent war with Google and now they’re buddying up with Asustek.

In a deal announced on Thursday, it appears Microsoft will agree not to sue Asus for their Android patents if Asus agrees to bundle Microsoft software, including Office, on their tablets and phones. The agreement calls for “closer integration” between the  [Read More…]

Samsung gets hit with a trademark lawsuit from Milk Studios over Milk Music app

Samsung got served with a trademark lawsuit this week from Milk Studios, a photography and multimedia company. It claims Samsung violated its trademarks when it named its music streaming service Milk Music.

NVIDIA reveals Nexus 9 tablet launch timing in lawsuit

As part of its lawsuit filed against Samsung and Qualcomm, NVIDIA was forced to reveal that the oft-rumored HTC‘s Nexus 9, which relies on the company’s Tegra K1 processor, may be launched soon in the third quarter of the year.

Google may take some burden of Apple lawsuit against Samsung

Previous contractual obligations may see Google getting involved in the current patent lawsuit trial between Samsung and Apple. According to testimony by a Google lawyer today, the contract associated with bringing Google apps to Samsung’s devices has Google pick up some of the defense associated with patent lawsuits that go against Samsung. Although exact terms of the licensing agreement between the companies aren’t known, indications are that at least some of Apple’s complaints against Samsung have  [Read More…]