Klausner Sues MetroPCS Over Voicemail Patents
Klausner Technologies today filed a lawsuit against MetroPCS, claiming that the pre-paid carrier is violating some of its 25 visual voicemail patents with its devices and services. Klausner licenses its visual voicemail patents to some 37 hardware makers and network operators around the world. Klausner didn't say if it is seeking damages, an injunction, or if it is demanding a licensing agreement. Klausner has filed similar suits against other smartphone makers and network operators. The suit was filed in federal court in the Eastern District of Texas.
Supreme Court Refusal Means Samsung Owes Apple $120M
Nov 6, 2017
The U.S. Supreme Court today said it will not review an appeal made by Samsung to overturn a $120 million fine owed to Apple for violating the latter's patented technology.
VirnetX Lawsuit Returns to Take a Bite Out of Apple
Oct 1, 2016
Apple was ordered this week to pay VirnetX Holding Corp $302 million in damages for violating the company's patented technology. This case has been bouncing around the court system since 2010 when VirnetX accused Apple's FaceTime app of using its intellectual property concerning VPNs without permission.
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.
Immersion Hits Apple with 3D Touch Lawsuit
Feb 12, 2016
Immersion has filed multiple lawsuits against Apple and AT&T, claiming the two violate its haptic feedback patents. Specifically, Immersion believes the Apple iPhone 6/6 Plus, iPhone 6s/6s Plus, Apple Watch, Watch Sport, and Watch Edition make use to two patents pertaining to "haptic feedback system with stored effects" and "method and apparatus for providing tactile sensations." The iPhone 6s and 6s Plus are further accused of infringing a third patent for "interactivity model for shared feedback on mobile devices" — or 3D Touch, the defining feature of the two phones.
Dish's Designated Entities Give Up 197 Spectrum Licenses
Oct 2, 2015
Northstar Wireless and SNR Wireless LicenseCo surrendered 197 AWS-3 spectrum licenses and paid a $413 million fine to the FCC for defaulting on their $3.3 billion payment. Dish Networks participated in this year's auction through Northstar and SNR.