Cover GSM, UMTS / WCDMA and LTE technology
Nokia has sold Sisvel International 47 patent families comprising more than 450 patents and applications. Thirty-three of the patent families, made up of more than 350 patents and applications, have been declared "essential" by Nokia to communications technology, including GSM UMTS/WCDMA 3G,and LTE 4G. Financial terms weren't given out.
Samsung drops all references to Tab 7.7 at IFA
(Update: confirmed Apple move) Samsung on Saturday suddenly pulled the Galaxy Tab 7.7 and all references to it from the IFA show floor. Along with removing demo units, the company has been hiding some references with curtains and pulling decals that refer to it by name. In a podcast, Netbook News noted that the Android tablets had been replaced with Wave 3 units.
Apple and others say exhibitor violated patents
Apple, Siemens and technology licensor Sisvel together were reported as having forced an exhibitor to shut down an exhibitor's booth at CeBIT. The three had the unnamed e-reader and netbook maker's floor space cleared out on Friday after they alleged that the company violated patents. Lawyers for Apple, Siemens and Sisvel are said to have visited the company's booth on Thursday and levied a 10,000 euro ($13,626) fine in advance of a raid the following day by German police.