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Patent Infringement Lovefest: ITC Tackles Apple-Nokia

The International Trade Commission has agreed to look into Apple’s complaint against phone-maker Nokia. The ITC is already looking into Nokia’s complaints about Apple, so we’ve come full circle. Apple says Nokia is violating patents by selling “certain mobile communications and computer devices and components” for which Apple claims to hold patents. An evidentiary hearing […]

Twombly Case Not Just Telecom Antitrust Suit

The case many experts call the most important antitrust suit in 20 years would, if decided in favor of the plaintiff, impact industries across the board, far beyond telecom. That is the contention of industry watchers keeping an eye on the Bell Atlantic (Verizon Communications Inc., Qwest Communications International Inc., SBC Communications Inc. and BellSouth […]

WSJ: Treasury Department Might Cut Phone Excise Tax

The Wall Street Journal reported on Friday the U.S. Treasury Department is developing a plan to discontinue a 3 percent federal excise tax on long-distance and wireless telephone calls. The paper also said the government is considering refunding billions of dollars to consumers and businesses that have paid the tax. “Government officials are holding closely […]

Covad, Verizon Dismiss Pending Lawsuits

Covad Communications Group and Verizon Communications Inc. said today they have settled pending lawsuits against one another and re-instituted their commercial line-sharing agreement. The settlement means Covad has dismissed its antitrust case against Verizon, and Verizon has set aside the suit it filed against Covad. The agreement also settles the companies billing disputes. As a […]

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