DOJ approves acquisition of Nortel patent portfolio by the Rockstar Bidco Consortium. Rockstar purchased the patent portfolio last year and the coalition which includes Microsoft, Apple, EMC, RIM, Ericsson and Sony is now free to pursue licensing agreements with companies it believes are using the technology covered by the Nortel patents.
European Union competition regulators are questioning Europe’s biggest telecommunications companies regarding the possibility of collusion based on a series of meetings held since 2010.
A Dutch court rejected Samsung’s attempt to ban sales of Apple’s iPhone and iPad in the Netherlands.
The SEC has brought charges against an online trading platform and two private funds which were offering Facebook shares prior to the initial public offering.
The trial regarding whether Google violated Oracle’s intellectual property rights related to Java has been set for April.
Yahoo is suing Facebook over ten patents that include methods and systems for advertising on the internet.