• On August 21, 2012, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania denied the joint motion of Alcatel, Lucent, and Ericsson to dismiss the complaint of TruePosition alleging abusive standards-setting in violation of the antitrust laws. TruePosition alleges that the defendants manipulated the standards body, Third Generation Partnership Program (3GPP), and “collaboratively manipulated 3GPP’s processes and procedures to gain unfair advantages for their preferred location technologies, and to prevent or delay standardization of TruePosition’s technology.” In their joint motion, the defendants argued that the complaint is nothing more than unsubstantiated “tales of conspiracy,” but the court disagreed, finding that the complaint is “replete with allegations of parallel conduct by the corporate defendants pertaining to their various roles within the standardized process,” and also “alleged concerted acts to obstruct or stop the inclusion of [TruePosition’s positioning technology] within the standard.” The court went on to state that “TruePosition’s allegations of conspiracy are indeed plausible. That is not to say that we find the allegations probable, which is not required at this stage, but we do find that when read together they do raise a reasonable expectation that discovery will reveal evidence of an illegal agreement.” True Position, Inc. v. LM Ericsson Tel. Co., No. 2:11-cv-04574 (E.D. Pa.).