• Kodak: iPhone, BlackBerry Infringe on Patents
    Kodak has filed a lawsuit against Research in Motion and Apple, arguing that iPhones and BlackBerrys that come equipped with cameras infringe on company patents relating to digital imaging technology.That suit was filed Thursday with the International Trade Commission. Two ...More
    January 15, 2010 Posted in News
  • FBI: ISP Tried to Scam $15M Out of AT&T, XO, Others
    The FBI has arrested and charged the owner of Core IP Networks, a Dallas-based ISP, with conspiracy to commit fraud.The feds say Matthew Simpson, 25, of Red Oak, Texas, was part of a 19-person ring that planned to scam AT&T Inc., Verizon Communications Inc., XO ...More
    January 13, 2010 Posted in News
  • MetTel Wins Appeal of KeaneTel Partial Judgment
    A partial summary judgment awarded to master agent KeaneTel, Atco, N.J., against New York-based MetTel (Metropolitan Telecommunications) was, on appeal, vacated Nov. 9, 2009, by the Supreme Court of the State of New York, County of New York, as premature, according to a ...More
    January 11, 2010 By Khali Henderson Posted in News
  • Retirees Sue Verizon for Alleged Lost Benefits
    Three ex-Verizon employees are going after the phone giant in court for rolling their retirement benefits under the control of another company.The plaintiffs say their benefits were transferred to Idearc Inc., a Yellow Pages publisher, when it spun off from Verizon more ...More
    January 4, 2010 Posted in News
  • D.C. to AT&T: Those Minutes Are Still Good!
    2009 was a busy year for AT&T lawyers, and 2010 is getting off to an equally busy start.Washington D.C.’s attorney general is going after the phone giant to recover any money customers have left on the company’s prepaid calling cards – but it ...More
    January 4, 2010 Posted in News
  • Contracts: What Are the Basic Components of an Agent Agreement?
    Carefully negotiated agreements are key to minimizing risk and uncertainty in any business venture, and especially in agent-service provider relationships. Agents often are all too eager to hastily enter into a contract without carefully considering the potential pitfalls ...More
    December 30, 2009 Posted in Articles
  • Nokia Complains to ITC About Apple
    Nokia Corp. (NOK) is expanding its legal arguments against Apple Inc. (AAPL).The Finland-based cell phone maker now says almost all of Apple’s products – from the iPhone and iPod to the various Mac desktops and laptops use Nokia’s patented ...More
    December 29, 2009 Posted in News
  • KeaneTel Wins Partial Summary Judgment From MetTel
    Master agent KeaneTel of Atco, N.J., has been awarded partial summary judgment of more than $70,000 by the New York County Supreme Court for the failure by MetTel (Metropolitan Telecommunications) to pay commissions due KeaneTel for the period February 2007 through ...More
    August 24, 2009 Posted in News
  • Bulletproofing Your Business
    As Jim Morrison famously sang in “Roadhouse Blues,” “the future’s uncertain and the end is always near.” Or at least it can be in the world of telecommunications contracts if you don’t fully understand all the terms in the contract ...More
    July 29, 2009 Posted in Articles
  • Agent Roundtable 2009
    The independent agents and subagents are the heart and soul of the carrier channel. And, this year is testing them on both counts. PHONE+ Editor in Chief Khali Henderson assembled a group of six agency owners to discuss the challenges and opportunities they are experiencing ...More
    May 1, 2009 Posted in Articles