Digital Content Next publishes letter to Apple CEO Tim Cook over App Store terms

A letter posted by a trade body shows, major news publishers seeking more favorable terms from Apple Inc on commissions it collects from them through its app store. The letter, addressing Apple’s CEO Tim Cook, was posted on the website of Digital Content Next (DCN) which represents the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times…

Nokia wins second round in legal fight against Daimler on patent licensing fees

In a significant win for Finnish telecommunication equipment maker Nokia, a German court has ruled against Daimler over patent licensing fees with the judge saying the carmaker had not made a serious attempt to resolve the issue with Nokia. The litigation underscores a wider battle with tech companies and carmakers over royalty payments for technologies…

Intel files antitrust lawsuit against SoftBank-owned Fortress Investment Group over patent practises

Fortress’ efforts to gather patents essentially amounts to anti-competitive behavior since these acquisitions were driven by the notion that they will be cheaper than what technology companies would be willing to pay to avoid lawsuits. U.S. semiconductor giant, Intel Corp, has filed an antitrust lawsuit against Japan’s SoftBank Group Corp-owned investment company alleging that the…

Online platforms should be held responsible for social media content: IBM

IBM has proposed changes to Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act (CDA 230). If its proposals are incorporated into law, they will materially impact social media companies including Facebook, Facebook’s WhatsApp and Instagram as well as Alphabet Inc’s YouTube, to name a few. In a significant development, International Business Machines (IBM) Corp has proposed…

Halifax judge Michael Wood provides Canadian cryptocurrency Quadriga temporarry relief from creditor lawsuits

Gerald Cotten, 30, died in India from complications from from Crohn’s disease. He was the only person who knew the passwords to Quadriga’s digital wallets which contained $137.13 million worth of cryptocurrencies, shows court filings. As a stop solution, Halifax judge Michael Wood has ordered a 30-day stay on filing claims against Quadriga, a Canadian…

U.S. authorities seeking access to Kobe Steel’s falsified data

Japan’s No. 3 steelmaker is likely to face an onslaught of legal action, possibly even class-action lawsuits, over the falsification of data in its products which have affected nearly 500 companies. On Tuesday, Japan’s Kobe Steel Ltd has disclosed that U.S. authorities have requested access to the company’s documents related to tis data cheating scandal.…

Qualcomm accuses Apple of making false misleading statements

The allegations and the counter allegations make for a brief interesting read. Qualcomm Inc has hit back hard at Apple Inc’s charges that were made in its January lawsuit, stating that the U.S. company had breached multiple agreements and had encouraged regulatory attacks on its business in various jurisdictions around the world by making false…