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Wireless patent deals cleared by Justice Department, EU

  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
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  • European Union, USA
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  • February 17 2012

On Monday, the U.S. Justice Department and the European Union cleared key wireless patent deals that involve Google, Apple, Microsoft, and Research-In-Motion, while warning the parties that the government will not hesitate to act against abusive technology patent lawsuits that aim to thwart competition

European Commission approves Orange-T-Mobile venture

  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
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  • European Union, United Kingdom
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  • March 5 2010

T-Mobile and Orange received European Commission (EC) clearance for their British wireless joint venture on Monday after the partners agreed to concessions intended to resolve concerns over their joint control of GSM spectrum and the ability of smaller competitors to access the companies' combined network

EU court proclaims Portugal Telecom golden share to be illegal

  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
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  • European Union, Portugal
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  • July 9 2010

One week after the Portuguese government exercised its "golden share" rights to block Telefonica's US$9 billion bid for Portugal Telecom's (PT's) indirect stake in Brazilian wireless carrier Vivo, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) has ruled Portugal's golden share to be illegal

Portugal telecom turns down improved Sonae offer

  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
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  • European Union, Portugal
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  • February 23 2007

Citing strong yearly earnings and better than estimated synergies in the company’s wireless telephony business, Portugal Telecom (PT) on Tuesday rejected as inadequate an improved offer of 10.50 (U.S. $13.50) per share submitted by the telecommunications subsidiary of the Portuguese conglomerate Sonae