Tag Archive: Suit

Sony ‘PlayStation 4.5’ rumored with upgraded graphics; will Microsoft follow suit?

Microsoft’s Xbox leader Phil Spencer recently hinted that the Xbox One might get hardware upgrades in the future. Now a new report claims that rival Sony is planning to release an updated version of its PlayStation 4 console, with more powerful graphics hardware.

Kotaku reports:

“Based on conversations with developers who have spoken with Sony, this ‘PS4.5’ will include an upgraded GPU both to support high-end 4K resolution for games and add more processing power that  [Read More…]

Microsoft drops patent suit against Kyocera over technologies in its Android phones

Microsoft announced today that it has struck a deal with Kyocera to expand their patent licensing agreement, putting an end to a patent infringement suit that Microsoft brought against Kyocera earlier this year over technologies used in its Android phones.

Judge upholds 2 patents, invalidates 3, in HTC haptic feedback suit

A district court judge has issued rules on preliminary motions today over a lawsuit in which Immersion Corporation has accused HTC of infringing on several of its patents concerning haptic feedback technologies. In his opinion, the judge has agreed to go forward with litigation over two of the patents in question, but has dismissed three others.

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AT&T files motion to dismiss FTC’s data throttling suit, invokes common carrier status

Late last year, the FTC filed a lawsuit against AT&T, stating that the carrier was throttling data for users on unlimited plans, a practice that has allegedly been going on since 2011. AT&T is now looking to file a motion to dismiss the lawsuit by invoking the Tier II “common carrier” clause, which exempts the carrier from FTC’s jurisdiction and places it under the purview of the FCC.

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Judge requires more information in Android antitrust suit filed against Google

U.S. District Judge Beth Labson Freemon has decided on Thursday that consumers suing Google in an Android antitrust suit must submit additional factual information and amend their complaint for the suit to continue. At the heart of the suit is whether Google had used its Android OS to give its apps and services an advantage over competing offerings.

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Android 4.4.3 update reportedly rolling out to Galaxy S5 this month, Galaxy S4 to follow suit in July

A leaked Samsung KitKat update schedule document mentions that the manufacturer is set to roll out the Android 4.4.3 KitKat update to the Galaxy S5 later this month, and for the Galaxy S4 in the month of July. An earlier version of the document, which was leaked last month, revealed that the South Korean manufacturer was starting to integrate the latest Android build into the Galaxy S5 and Galaxy S4.

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German court rules in favor of Motorola Mobility against Apple in patent suit


The Mannheim Regional Court ruled in favor of Motorola Mobility against Apple today in an ongoing patent suit. The same German court ruled also ruled against Apple last month, but today’s decision is much more significant.

The patent in question is EP1010336, which is:

“method for performing a countdown function during a mobile-originated transfer for a packet radio system”.

The court ruled that Apple Sales International is infringing  [Read More…]

Sprint files suit against AT&T/T-Mobile merger; can they block it?


The AT&T/T-Mobile merger may mean impending doom, but there’s no doubt many are still trying to stop it. Sprint has been against this acquisition from the very beginning. Though the company has clearly stated such, things are getting much more serious today.

As promised, Sprint will do everything in its power to stop AT&T from taking over T-Mobile. Sprint decided to follow suit with the US Department of Justice and filed a claim of  [Read More…]

Deutsche Telekom responds to DOJ antitrust suit; who else could buy T-Mobile?


August has certainly been one of the craziest months on record for the telecom industry. The month went out with a bang; the US Department of Justice filed an antitrust suit attempting to kill the proposed merger between AT&T and T-Mobile.

In the chaos yesterday, both AT&T and Sprint issued official responses to the filing, but Deutsche Telekom was notably absent. We knew they wouldn’t remain silent for long, and late yesterday  [Read More…]

Apple, Google, Intel Center of Antitrust Suit

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A class action lawsuit filed in California puts Apple, Adobe, and Intel at the center of a pay-limiting scheme to keep employees wages down.

The suit comes in the wake of a 2009 investigation by the United States Department of Justice that charged the companies with "agreeing to not cold call each other’s employees in order to extend job offers" according to PC World.

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