STLR Link Roundup – March 19, 2012

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.

Apple claims that Samsung only partially complied with a court order requiring Samsung to release source code for products involved in a patent suit.

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.

Taiwanese company AU Optronics Corp. will appeal a guilty verdict in the US over price fixing on LCD screens.

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.


One Reply to “STLR Link Roundup – March 19, 2012”

  1. One of the more intriguing auctions scheduled later this month won’t involve fine art or vintage sports cars or other expensive trinkets, but it is expected to attract some deep pockets.The bankrupt telecommunications company Nortel Networks is selling a cache of patents that cover a wide range of technologies used in wireless phones and infrastructure, Internet search and social networking.

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