Nokia Sues LCD Makers Over Alleged Price Fixing
Nokia has filed a lawsuit against 11 different manufacturers of liquid crystal displays and alleges that the companies colluded to fix LCD prices. Nokia believes that the companies kept LCD prices artificially higher during the Jan. 1, 1996 through Dec. 11, 2006 period than the market would otherwise have determined. Some of the companies named in the lawsuit include Samsung, LG, Sharp, Philips, Hitachi, and Toshiba. AT&T filed a similar lawsuit against some of these companies in October. The lawsuit was filed in San Francisco.
Consumers Drop Lawsuit Over Google Android Apps
Two consumers have withdrawn a lawsuit filed against Google in which they claimed the OS-maker artificially inflated smartphone prices by requiring phone manufacturers to include its apps. The class action lawsuit was filed in May 2014.
Apple Sues Qualcomm In China
Apple has filed a fresh lawsuit against Qualcomm, this time in China where it alleges Qualcomm abused its market position to score higher patent-licensing fees. Apple also said Qualcomm failed to honor its promise to license standard essential patents at fair rates, reports Reuters.
ITC to Investigate Nokia's Patent Complaints Against Apple
The U.S. International Trade Commission today said it will investigate claims made by Nokia that Apple's smartphones and tablets violate its patented technology.
Lawsuits Target FCC's Net Neutrality Rules
Opponents to the FCC's net neutrality rules filed the first volley of lawsuits this week. USTelecom, which represents the broadband industry, filed a lawsuit in the U.S.
Andy Rubin's Essential Sued Over Magnetic Connector Tech
A company called Keyssa has filed an intellectual property lawsuit against Essential, the maker of the PH-1 smartphone, backed by former Google exec Andy Rubin. The lawsuit pertains to magnetic wireless connectors that can pass information and current from one device to another, such as the magnetic module accessory system used on the PH-1.
Economics 101 for idiots
"AT&T filed a similar lawsuit against some of these companies in October. "