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.
FTC Accuses Qualcomm of Anticompetitive Behavior
Jan 17, 2017
The U.S. Federal Trade Commission today filed a complaint against Qualcomm, alleging the chip-maker uses its market position to monopolize the sale of cell phone baseband processors.
Twitter Takes a Harder Stance On Abuse
Dec 30, 2015
Twitter said it will do more to protect users from abuse and harassment with new rules meant to more clearly define what it considers abusive and hateful. "Twitter will not tolerate behavior intended to harass, intimidate, or use fear to silence another user’s voice," said company representative Megan Cristina in a blog post.
Nokia and Samsung Settle Patent Licensing Deal
Feb 1, 2016
Nokia today said it has reached an agreement with Samsung over the licensing of its wireless patents. The companies have been disputing the value of Nokia's patents since Nokia sold its handset division to Microsoft.
Essential Drops Price of PH-1 from $699 to $499
Oct 22, 2017
Essential Products today dropped the price of its PH-1 smartphone by $200. In order to score the new price, consumers will need to order the phone from Essential.com.
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...