RIM Sues Motorola Over Jobs
Research In Motion has filed a lawsuit against Motorola, alleging that the U.S. company is improperly blocking it from hiring former Motorola employees. The two companies agreed in February that they would not solicit one another's employees. RIM says that agreement dissolved in August, but Motorola disagrees. RIM is seeking unspecified damages, and cites unfair competition on the part of Motorola.
LG and Samsung Sued Over Hiring Practices
Sep 13, 2016
A former LG employee is suing both LG and Samsung, alleging the companies have a no-recruit agreement between them in the U.S., which can impact employees' potential earnings. Accuser A.
Andy Rubin's Essential Sued Over Magnetic Connector Tech
Oct 16, 2017
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.
Apple Sues Qualcomm In China
Jan 25, 2017
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.
Jury Says Samsung On the Hook for $539M Over Apple Designs
May 24, 2018
A California jury today decided that Samsung must pay Apple $539 million for copying its smartphone designs. The decision comes after a retrial concerning the amount of damages owed for the 2012 case that found Samsung guilty of infringing on Apple's design patents.