The US International Trade Commission has announced its decision in a case that Apple brought against HTC.
Apple had originally insisted ten patents had been infringed; the claim was later revised and the ITC has now agreed that one of those patent claims is valid.
US telecom giant AT&T has called off its planned acquisition of T-Mobile USA from Deutsche Telekom. As a result, AT&T will pay Deutsche Telekom a previously agreed ‘break up’ fee that’s expected to cost it around $4 billion.
The acquisition deal was originally valued at $39 billion.
CellEra, an Israeli company that is developing platinum-free fuel cell technology, has announced a $9.2 million investment round led by Vodafone Ventures and Carmel Ventures.
Vodafone Ventures is the global venture capital arm of Vodafone Group.
Mark Bridge writes:
“He knows if you’ve been bad or good...”
You don’t need to be Santa Claus to appreciate that RIM’s quarterly results have marked a disappointing end to a disappointing year. Yes, the company’s sold millions of BlackBerry phones - but PlayBook sales haven’t been good, its new OS is delayed and its market share appears to be falling. You could argue that 2012 is a make-or-break year for Research In Motion... or at least for its current management.
Intellectual property analyst Florian Mueller notes that BT is the latest large company to start a patent infringement case against Google’s Android operating system.
Apple, eBay, Microsoft and Oracle have all previously started legal proceedings.