U.S. Says Apple Can Bid on Nortel Patents
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Jun 23, 2011, 1:33 PM by Eric M. Zeman
According to sources cited by Bloomberg, antitrust regulators of the U.S. government have given Apple permission to bid on the large collection of patents being auctioned off by Nortel next week. The government had earlier indicated that it was keeping its eye on Apple's interest in the patents. Bloomberg's sources say the government will continue to monitor the auction and make a final assessment once a sale has been reached.
Feb 18, 2021
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Apr 23, 2020
A new contact-tracing technology developed by Apple and Google to address the COVID-19 pandemic will see its first release to developers on April 28th, earlier than originally planned. The technology uses Bluetooth to keep a history of which phones come near which other phones for certain periods of time, as an approximation of people who have come into contact, so that when someone tests positive for COVID-19, other people who need to be tested can be identified quickly.
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The US Federal Trade Commission has decided not to appeal its antitrust case against Qualcomm to the US Supreme Court, effectively ending the matter in Qualcomm's favor. The FTC sued in 2017, claiming that the way Qualcomm links the sales of baseband processors with patent licensing amounts to anticompetitive behavior and unfair business practices.
Sep 2, 2020
The FCC today published the winners of the recent Auction 105 for part of the 3.5 GHz band. Verizon shelled out $1.9 billion for 557 licenses covering 157 counties, likely covering major cities.
Mar 16, 2021
Chinese telecom giant Huawei announced plans to be more aggressive about collecting royalties for its patents related to 5G technology, including collecting up to $2.50 per 5G smartphone sold. Huawei has over 3,000 patents related to 5G, about 18% of which are essential to the 5G standard, according to intellectual property research organization GreyB.
Let's give Apple even more stranglehold over technology. Yet even more ways for Apple to lockdown things and control various markets and technologies. Joy!
Oh wait, this means there will be even more companies for Apple to sue. Oh happy day!