Court Puts Hold On Motorola-NSN Deal at Huawei's Request
At a hearing that took place Monday evening, the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois issued an order to temporarily halts Nokia Siemens Networks' acquisition of Motorola's wireless radio business. The judge presiding over the case sided with Huawei, which sought to block the deal over fears that Motorola would share Huawei's intellectual property with NSN. The court said in a statement, "Defendant Motorola [is] hereby ordered not to disclose any of Plaintiff’s confidential information to Defendant Nokia Siemens Networks." The court also ordered the companies to notify Huawei if China's Ministry of Commerce — the last regulatory body holding up the sale — takes any action regarding the acquisition. Huawei filed a complaint earlier this week, alleging that Motorola has access to Huawei's wireless patents. Huawei wants to make sure those patents don't land in Nokia Siemens Network's hands, as the two companies are competitors.
Hands On with the Land Rover Explore
Bullitt, the company responsible for CAT and Kodak phones, has recently added a new brand to its portfolio: Land Rover. The The Land Rover Explore is a tough-yet-capable phone with features designed for the same adventure-seeking crowd that Land Rover vehicles are associated with.
China Opposes US Action Against ZTE; ZTE Phone Biz Safe
Mar 8, 2016
China's Ministry of Commerce says the U.S. Department of Commerce's plan to prevent ZTE from exporting American-made components will be bad for Chinese firms.
Gov. Unlocked iPhone In NYC Drug Case without Apple
Apr 23, 2016
The Justice Department said it received help unlocking an iPhone involved in a drug case in New York City and has withdrawn its lawsuit against Apple. The government originally sought to compel Apple to unlock the device.
US and China Working to Settle ZTE Ban, But Opposition Remains
May 22, 2018
The U.S. and China are near to reaching a deal that would offer ZTE reprieve from the seven-year ban enacted against it by the Commerce Department.