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.
Powermat to Upgrade Starbucks Charging Mats to Support iPhone X
Powermat, which has deployed PMA-compliant wireless chargers at thousands of Starbucks locations around the U.S., plans to update its charging pads to support the iPhone X, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone 8 from Apple. At the moment, there are two competing wireless charging standards, PMA and Qi.
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.
Microsoft Accuses InterDigital of Antitrust Behavior
Microsoft has filed an antitrust lawsuit against InterDigital, a patent-licensing firm, for charging exorbitant rates to license standard-essential patents. The two companies have been embroiled in patent litigation for years.
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...