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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

T-Mobile USA, MetroPCS stress need for scale in FCC merger application

  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
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  • USA
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  • October 26 2012

In a transfer of control application filed with the FCC last Friday, T-Mobile USA and MetroPCS cited the need for scale as the main impetus for their proposed merger, as they emphasized the difficulties the companies will face in continuing to compete independently if they do not combine

House Democrats warn of competitive impacts of Verizon-Spectrumco deal

  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
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  • USA
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  • July 13 2012

Writing to the FCC and the Justice Department on Monday, 32 House Democrats warned of the potential competitive harms of Verizon’s $3.6 billion acquisition of wireless spectrum assets held by the SpectrumCo venture as they advised the agencies to “protect the public interest in cross-platform competition driving lower prices and higher quality services, and to ensure that all Americans have access to the most advanced technologies”