European Regulators Hit Samsung with Abuse Charges
The European Commission today formally charged Samsung with abusing its standard essential patents to wrangle more favorable licensing terms and/or block its competitors from importing products. "Intellectual property rights are an important cornerstone of the single market," said EU Competition Commissioner Joaquin Almunia. "However, such rights should not be misused when they are essential to implement industry standards, which bring huge benefits to businesses and consumers alike." Samsung has yet to respond to the formal charges, though earlier this week it did drop its attempt to ban Apple products across the EU.
Synaptics Says A 'Top Five' Phone Company to Use Its Under-the-Glass Fingerprint Reader
Synaptics today said of the five largest phone manufacturers in the world has agreed to use its Clear ID FS9500 optical, in-display fingerprint sensor. The FS9500 can scan fingerprints through the full thickness of smartphone cover glass, which means device makers can create sleek, button-free designs and still include a fingerprint reader on the front.
Target Adds Mobile Payment Feature to its App
Target today made it possible for people to make in-store payments with their smartphones through the Target mobile app. Similar to Walmart’s offering, shoppers can link their debit cart to the new Wallet function within the Target app.
Ericsson Sues Apple Over Telecom Patents
Ericsson today sued Apple in the U.S. and alleges the iPhone maker is violating multiple wireless patents.
European Union to Ban Roaming Charges
The European Commission today agreed to make cellphone roaming charges illegal beginning in 2017. The change in law means European wireless network operators will not be allowed to charge roaming fees for customers who travel across the 28-country continent.
Less educated people here are quick to accuse Apple of abusing patents, but it is funny to see who the real abusers of patents are!
You're right, we do see who it is.
Company B is just as bad if not worse than Company A
fans of both companies sling mud at each other in an endless loop trying to gain some imagined moral high ground in an immitation of both Compa...