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FTC and T-Mobile in settlement talks over premium service charge lawsuit

T-Mobile and the FTC are in talks to settle a lawsuit which alleges the carrier added unauthorized charged to customer phone bills. Both sides asked for the lawsuit to be put on hold for 90 days while they work on a deal which suits both parties. “The parties are engaged in substantive settlement talks that they believe would resolve this matter and eliminate the need for further litigation,” lawyers for T-Mobile and the … [read full article]

AT&T ordered to stop infringing on T-Mobile’s magenta trademark color by Federal Court

Aio Wireless – an AT&T subsidiary – caused something of a stir a few months back when it started using what it called “plum” coloring to market itself. Although the difference between “plum” and magenta are there, it wasn’t a distinctive enough difference, and could’ve harmed Tmo’s brand image. And, although using a similar color to someone else isn’t a crime generally, with Tmo, Magenta is such a huge part of its identity, … [read full article]

Dear T-Mobile: You’ve Come A Long Way, Don’t Sue Over A Color

  As a long time fan of T-Mobile, I’ve supported T-Mobile through thick and thin, acquisition rumors, AT&T buyout attempts and quarter after quarter of disappointing financials. Still, I love the little Magenta carrier that could but another lawsuit over the “Magenta” color just seems both unnecessary and ridiculous. T-Mobile is building up good will right now thanks … [read full article]

T-Mobile Sues AT&T Prepaid Carrier Aio Wireless Over Use Of “Famous Magenta Color”

T-Mobile is ready to defend its “famous Magenta color trademark” once again as a new lawsuit is filed against AT&T’s Aio Wireless prepaid carrier. The case is likely to echo T-Mobile’s infamous lawsuit against Engadget over the color, which T-Mobile, for which T-Mobile has a trademark. According to Law360, T-Mobile filed the lawsuit last Friday in a US District Court in Texas. T-Mobile alleges that AT&T launched Aio after T-Mobile … [read full article]

Washington State Attorney General Has A Bone To Pick With T-Mobile’s UNcarrier Offer

  Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson has laid down the gauntlet and ordered T-Mobile to alter its “deceptive advertising.” Ferguson has taken issue with a component of the new UNcarrier plan that involves consumers paying full price for their smartphone. Consumers who opt for the monthly installment plan will pay a monthly installment charge to cover the cost of the device. Customers who leave early will have to pay the full … [read full article]

Samsung Gets A Win As Judge Rules They Did Not Willfully Infringe Apple Patents

  One of the remaining outstanding issues in the Apple vs Samsung case came to a conclusion last night as Judge Lucy Koh issued another set of rulings. Yesterdays rulings surrounded the seven design and utility patents the jury found Samsung had infringed on resulting in a $1.049 billion dollar win for Apple last year. With their verdict, the jury determined that Samsung had infringed on five patents, a decision that … [read full article]

Apple, Samsung Both Win Motions To Add New Infringement Claims To Upcoming Trial

US Magistrate Judge Paul Grewal granted both Samsung and Apple new infringement claims to the second patent lawsuit both companies are now embroiled in. Samsung, for its part will add the iPhone 5 to its patent-infringement claims while Apple will add the Galaxy Note, US version of the Galaxy S III and Jelly Bean. The addition of Jelly Bean software is limited to the software running on Samsung’s Galaxy Nexus device. … [read full article]

Samsung’s Mobile Head Says Settlement With Apple Is Unlikely

While Apple and HTC have put aside their legal differences in the form of a 10 year licensing agreement, Samsung’s Mobile Head JK Shin says his company isn’t likely to do the same. Speaking to Yonhap News Agency, JK Shin states that his company is working toward a legal resolution and not an out-of-court settlement. Shin further says he has no intention of negotiating with Apple, which just highlights how far … [read full article]

Apple, HTC Settle Patent Lawsuit With 10 Year Licensing Agreement

In a joint press release yesterday evening, Apple and HTC announced that a 10 year licensing agreement has been reached between the two warring parties. The agreement is good for around the world sales of both HTC and Apple devices and the deal includes a 10-year licensing agreement. The agreement, which is confidential was quickly described by HTC as not expected to “have any adverse material impact on the financials of the company.” The agreement … [read full article]