T-Mobile Hit With NFC-Related Patent Lawsuit
On Track Innovations today announced that it has filed a lawsuit against T-Mobile USA, alleging that T-Mobile sells NFC-equipped smartphones that violate OTI's patents. The lawsuit was filed in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York. NFC technology lets phone owners make contactless payments as well as other applications. OTI didn't say if it was seeking damages or a licensing agreement. The company indicated that it is prepared to flex its intellectual property muscle to generate income for itself.
Feb 11, 2020
A multi-state anti-trust lawsuit to stop the merger of Sprint and T-Mobile has failed. New York Attorney General Letitia James issued a statement saying "There is no doubt that reducing the mobile market from four to three will be bad for consumers, bad for workers, and bad for innovation, which is why the states stepped up and led this lawsuit.
Oct 1, 2020
New York State has launched COVID Alert NY, its official app enabling the COVID-19 Exposure Notification system developed by Apple and Google. New York is the largest US state to date to launch an app using the system, and joins ten other states that have already launched similar apps: Alabama, Arizona, Delaware, Nevada, New Jersey, North Carolina, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Wyoming.
Jun 11, 2019
A group of ten states is suing to block the proposed merger of T-Mobile and Sprint. The action is led by New York State Attorney General Letitia James and California Attorney General Xavier Becerra.
Sep 28, 2018
Apple has won a reversal in a court case worth hundreds of millions of dollars. The U.S.
Dec 10, 2018
Qualcomm today said that a Chinese court has granted two preliminary injunctions against Apple subsidiaries. The ruling orders the subsidiaries to "immediately cease infringing upon two Qualcomm patents through the unlicensed importation, sale and offers for sale in China of the iPhone 6S, iPhone 6S Plus, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone X."
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