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Wi-LAN Inc. Files Appeal in Patent Dispute with Apple Inc
Apr 21 14
Wi-LAN Inc. announced that it has filed an appeal with the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in its patent dispute with Apple Inc. involving WiLAN's U.S. Patent No. RE37,802 (802 patent). On April 3, 2014, Judge Rodney Gilstrap of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, ruled that the Jury had no basis for invalidating the 802 patent at the trial of the WiLAN vs. Apple lawsuit in October 2013. In addition to the case referenced above concerning the 802 patent, WiLAN is in litigation with Apple in the Southern District of California concerning the infringement of two patents related to LTE technology. WiLAN expects the case in Southern California to go to trial later in 2014 if not settled earlier.
Square Reportedly In Talks With Google, Apple For Possible Sale
Apr 21 14
Square, Inc. could be looking for a deep-pocketed buyer and has reportedly had meetings with a couple of major tech companies. Google Inc. (NasdaqGS:GOOGL) discussed the possibility of acquiring Square earlier this year, which followed a meeting by the two companies in 2012, according to two people familiar with the matter. It is uncertain if talks are continuing currently. Other companies like Apple Inc. (NasdaqGS:AAPL) and PayPal, Inc. have also been reportedly in talks with Square, but according to sources those meetings never developed into serious talks.
Apple Inc. Announces 8 GB Version of the iPhone 5C in Spain
Apr 18 14
Apple announced that the 8 GB version of the iPhone 5C smartphone is now available in Spain for EUR 549. The 8 GB model was first announced by Apple last month as part of an effort to boost disappointing sales of the 5C and is already on sale in several other countries. The higher-capacity 16 GB and 32 GB models are available for EUR 599 and EUR 699 respectively.
Apple Introduces 8GB iPhone 5C in Europe
Apr 18 14
Apple launched an 8GB version of the iPhone 5c in a number of European countries. It's available on the Apple online store at prices starting at EUR 549, compared to EUR 599 for the 16 GB version of the smartphones. The 8GB phone was launched in the UK, France and Germany, as well as Australia and China, in March, and is now available in most of the EU as well as Switzerland and Norway.
Apple Announces Appointment of Oscar Rodriguez as General Director of its Spanish Unit
Apr 14 14
Apple has appointed Oscar Rodriguez as general director of its Spanish unit. Rodriguez previously served as business director of Mobile Communications Division, Spain at LG Electronics.