Samsung Drops Apple Sales Ban Requests, Facebook Updates Instagram Policy: Tech Business Roundup
Media reports have it that Samsung (SSNLF.PK) has withdrawn all of its requests for sales bans against Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) products Europe-wide, issued because of alleged violations of standard-essential patents. However, this is not the same as Samsung dropping its lawsuits, which it has not done. The company will still try for monetary compensation, the appropriate remedy for standard-essential patents that does not bring in antitrust issues, while sales bans do.
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The worldwide intelligent policy enforcement firm Procera Networks (AMEX:PKT) said Tuesday that it has received a multi-million dollar initial order from a Tier 1 multi-system operator in the Middle East that serves cable subscribers through its region as part of its residential triple play service offerings. Procera anticipates the start of the majority of its revenue coming from this initial order in the fourth quarter.
Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) and Google’s Motorola phone business differ by millions of dollars in their valuations of video and Wi-Fi patents in a crucial case before a federal judge in Seattle. A ruling is expected early next year and the outcome could be key in the balance of power between the firms in the struggle over ownership of the tech that underlies popular smartphones, tablets and game consoles.
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