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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

Carriers tell FCC that “bill shock” rules are unnecessary

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

Responding to an FCC proposal that would require wireless carriers to send “bill shock” alerts to subscribers, wireless association CTIA and all of the major U.S. wireless operators stood together in opposition to the plan, which they claim is unnecessary and targets a problem in European Union (EU) markets that does not exist in the U.S

Wireless industry, scientists debate results of cell phone safety study

  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
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  • European Union, USA
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  • May 21 2010

The results of a five-year, multimillion dollar study conducted by Interphone on the health effects of cell phone use were lauded by US and European wireless industry officials who say the research validates their position against any conclusive link between mobile phone use and brain tumors

European Commission cites “deep concern” with LightSquared plan

  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
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  • European Union, USA
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  • July 22 2011

Plans by LightSquared LLC to deploy a national wireless broadband network that would operate on both mobile satellite service (MSS) and ancillary terrestrial component (ATC) spectrum that would be used on a stand-alone basis by wireless carriers have attracted the attention of the European Commission (EC), which warned that transmissions from the LightSquared network would potentially interfere with Europe’s Galileo global navigation system

Report gives Europe first place ranking in broadband use

  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
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  • European Union, USA
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  • August 7 2009

A report on digital competitiveness released on Tuesday by the European Commission (EC) asserts that the European Union (EU) now ranks as “the world leader in broadband Internet,” owing to substantial gains in uptake over the past five years that now give the EU a three-point lead over the U.S. in fixed-line broadband connections