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Apple Lawsuits Against Qualcomm Can Proceed, US Judge Rules

Apple’s 11 foreign lawsuits against Qualcomm can proceed while the company’s dispute plays out in the United States, a US federal judge in San Diego ruled September 7. Qualcomm and Apple are facing off in federal court over Qualcomm’s licensing for modem chips, which provide mobile data connectivity to devices like the iPhone. Because those chips have become a standard across… Read More »

Apple Lawsuits Against Qualcomm Can Proceed, US Judge Rules

Apple’s 11 foreign lawsuits against Qualcomm can proceed while the company’s dispute plays out in the United States, a US federal judge in San Diego ruled September 7. Qualcomm and Apple are facing off in federal court over Qualcomm’s licensing for modem chips, which provide mobile data connectivity to devices like the iPhone. Because those chips have become a standard across… Read More »

Amazon to Refund Nearly $70 Million to Parents for Kids’ App Purchases, US FTC Rules

Parents whose children made Amazon purchases on mobile apps without their permission will begin getting their money back, the Federal Trade Commission announced Tuesday. And it turns out that money could amount to more than $70 million (roughly Rs. 452 crores) – charges incurred between November 2011 and May 2015. The refunds bring closure to a nearly three-year… Read More »

Support for EU freedom of movement rules ‘eroding’

One of the most senior Dutch government ministers has said a fundamental EU principle, freedom of movement, needs to be radically reformed. Deputy prime minister Lodewijk Asscher said support was falling across Europe over the way it has been implemented. Free movement, which allows any citizen of an EU country to work anywhere across the bloc, had led… Read More »

WTO rules largely in favour of Taiwan in steel row with Canada

A dispute panel of the World Trade Organization (WTO) largely ruled in favour of Taiwan on Wednesday on its complaint over anti-dumping duties imposed by Canada on some of its steel goods. The ruling, related to certain carbon steel welded pipes and certain provisions of Canada’s underlying legislation, found that Canada had contravened the WTO’s Anti-Dumping Agreement but… Read More »

Beijing High Court Rules in Favour of Facebook in Trademark Case

In a signal that China may soften its stand against the social networking giant Facebook, the Beijing High Court has ruled in favour of the Cupertino-based company, saying that a Chinese company should not have been allowed to register the “face book” trademark back in 2014. The Zhongshan Pearl River Drinks Factory in southern Guangdong province that had… Read More »