The Service Employees International Union (SEIU) is asking the Federal Trade Commission to investigate the system of franchising used by fast food companies, charging that it is designed to hold down wages unfairly. The union, which has been pushing to boost the pay of low-wage fast-food workers, said the current structure gives too much power […]
By Alejandra Cancino, Chicago Tribune The Service Employees International Union on Monday said it has asked the Federal Trade Commission to investigate the franchise industry, seeking information on how some of the world's biggest franchise operators, including McDonald's, set the terms of their business models.
by Dennis Crouch A discussion of Lelo v. USITC and Standard Innovation Corp. (Fed. Cir. 2015): The US International Trade Commission (USITC) provides an alternate/additional forum for asserting patent rights. Unlike district court, the...Show More Summary
ITC judge rules in favor of angry troll A judge with the US International Trade Commission has ruled that Microsoft's Nokia handsets violate patents held by trolling outfit "non-practicing entity" InterDigital, adding to the software giant's ongoing woes in the mobile phone arena.…
A judge for the U.S. International Trade Commission ruled today that Microsoft's smartphones, formerly made by Nokia, infringe on two patents owned by a company called InterDigital.
The International Trade Commission today ruled Microsoft improperly used two InterDigital wireless patents without permission. The ruling judge said "it would not be against the public interest to ban the Microsoft [phones] from import...Show More Summary
Beak says patent language means what Nv says it means Nvidia has won an important early victory in its ongoing patent litigation against Qualcomm and Samsung, with a judge in the US International Trade Commission ruling in Nvidia's favor as to the language of the disputed patents.…
The Apple-Ericsson confrontation continues to heat up. The U.S. International Trade Commission says it will investigate Apple, based on two complaints alleging that Cupertino illegally infringed on Ericsson patents. Ericsson previously asked the ITC to block Apple products, such as the iPhone, from … Read more ›
The U.S. International Trade Commission is investigating Ericsson’s claims that Apple violated its patents, PC World reports. Apple sued Ericsson in January, claiming Ericsson was charging too much for patents it holds and that the patents are no longer essential for the LTE technology in Apple’s iPhones, iPads and other cellular-enabled products. Show More Summary
The U.S. International Trade Commission agreed to examine Ericsson's claims that Apple is violating its wireless patents. The dispute stems from a licensing agreement between the two companies that expired in January. Since then, the companies haven't been able to agree on fees for Apple to re-license the 2G/4G patents from Ericsson. Show More Summary
The United States International Trade Commission (ITC) is investigating Apple over allegations of patent infringement, Apple Insider reports. The Cupertino company is locked in an ongoing battle with Swedish telecoms company Ericsson over its use of certain wireless patents that Ericsson holds. Show More Summary
The U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) has decided to investigate Apple over a patent licensing dispute with Ericsson. The dispute began in January when the two companies sued each other over patent licensing terms, with Apple claiming that Ericsson is demanding "excessive royalties" for patents related to LTE wireless technology. Show More Summary
The ongoing conflict between Apple and Ericsson escalated this afternoon as the United States International Trade Commission (ITC) agreed to launch an investigation into claims that Apple infringed on as many as 41 of Ericsson's cellular...Show More Summary
Following formal complaints by Ericsson, the U.S. International Trade Commission on Monday announced plans to launch an investigation into Apple's potentially illegal use of patented LTE technology.
Many in Washington this week have been questioning whether the Federal Trade Commission made the right call when it rebuffed its own staff recommendation in 2013 to take Google to court over alleged anti-competitive practices. The debate was sparked by a Wall Street Journal story describing the FTC's internal staff memo on Google, which the agency inadvertently sent […]
Daniel Libeskind, the renowned New York–based architect who won the commission for the rebuilding of the World Trade Center, has created the Mons International Congress Xperience (MICX)—a striking new convention center in Mons, Belgium. Show More Summary
Ericsson has escalated its legal dispute with Apple, Bloomberg reports. The Swedish phone maker announced that it plans to file seven new lawsuits in a U.S. court as well as a request to the U.S. International Trade Commission to block Apple products from being sold in the U.S. Show More Summary
Ericsson is filing seven lawsuits in a Texas court against Apple for infringing 41 patents. The wireless networking company also wants the US International Trade Commission (ITC) to block sales of Apple products in the country. While...Show More Summary
Ericsson, an early pioneer in cellphone technology, has upped the ante in a patent dispute with Apple by asking the U.S. International Trade Commission to block the import of iPhones into the country. Ericsson owns patents to a number of fundamental technologies used in all cellphones, including LTE, and Apple had been paying royalties for these up […]
Ericsson today sued Apple in the U.S. and alleges the iPhone maker is violating multiple wireless patents. Ericsson filed a complaint with the U.S. International Trade Commission over Apple's use of its standard essential patents covering 2G and 4G LTE technology. Show More Summary