AT&T and Verizon Wireless Bury the Hatchet
Today AT&T and Verizon Wireless said that they have canceled two separate pieces of litigation between the two companies. AT&T has dropped its lawsuit against Verizon (filed in Georgia) over the "Map for That" ad campaign. The campaign compared AT&T and Verizon's 3G coverage maps in television commercials and print advertisements. AT&T said the ads were misleading, though a judge ruled that they were "sneaky", but not misleading. In response, Verizon has dropped a lawsuit it filed against AT&T in July 2009 seeking to declare Verizon's "Most Dependable Network: claims were true. AT&T had objected to that lawsuit with one of its own at the time. All the lawsuits have been dropped.
more info at Engadget »
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.
Flat Wireless Alleges Verizon Charging Unfair Roaming Rates
Flat Wireless, a Texas-based company, has filed a complaint with the FCC over roaming rates charged by Verizon Wireless. Flat said Verizon's data rates are "unjust and unreasonable in absolute terms and in relation to charges assessed by Verizon Wireless for similar services to its retail customers, MVNOs, and to international roaming partners.
Google and Microsoft Bury the Patent Hatchet
Google and Microsoft today announced that they have settled various patent squabbles and dropped about 20 lawsuits between them in the U.S. and Germany.
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.
AT&T and Verizon
To bad they are not both GSM then they could join together and make the best network for everyone.
Yeah, it would be like Sprint absorbing Nextel...totally screwing themselves.
There's a magazine for that.
I wonder if the agreement included VZW not using this data in their commercials. That alone would be much more effective than any of their other campaigns.
ATT getting smarter? haha
Both companies are a bit wiser now.
They're not gonna bury it in Sprint are they?
But the commercials will continue so
It's good that they're doing this...
flip mode said:
Just in time for Christmas. Maybe big red can buy at&t a necklace or at&t buy big red some sexy lingerie. This was like watching a lame fight between jimmy and timmy
Now they can go...................
Corporate America did, does, and always will be the most ignorant institution the world has ever known.
Now kiss and make up.
That was the first thing I thought of
aww, AT&T and Verizon, sitting in a tree
i still wanna see
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