litigation

Nokia patent trolls Apple

The residue of Nokia’s once-dominant handset division continues to show there’s life in the old dog yet.

Apple pays Ericsson to settle patent dispute

The patent dispute between Apple and Ericsson that has been running for the whole of 2015 has apparently been settled in Ericsson’s favour, with Apple agreeing to pay a lump sum and ongoing royalties.

FTC TracFone settlement sets data throttling precedent

Prepaid mobile provider TracFone has agreed to settle a charge of deceiving millions of customers by paying the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) $40 million, which will go to refunds to its throttled customers. The settlement likely sets a precedent on data service throttling.

ZTE accuses Huawei of patent trolling

ZTE has accused rival Huawei of patent trolling, suggesting that the latter is using litigation as part of tactical competition in the European marketplace. In a statement issued yesterday, ZTE said that Huawei’s legal suit regarding the use of trademarks in Europe was spurious. The manufacturer claims that it ceased using the trademark in question a year before Huawei was awarded any rights to it, and therefore “the injunction has no impact on ZTE’s business.”

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