Huawei, ZTE plan to join Ericsson with patent lawsuits — report

first_imgHomeAsiaNews Huawei, ZTE plan to join Ericsson with patent lawsuits — report AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 19 DEC 2014 Ericsson-Samsung patent deal ends legal disputes India to shun China vendors in 5G trials Asia China’s Huawei and ZTE are reportedly preparing legal action against device vendors Xiaomi, Oppo and Bubugao for patent infringement.The two companies, better known for their telecoms network gear, had sent the companies a warning letter requesting royalty payments, Business Korea reported. Since the three so-called second-generation handset makers failed to respond, Huawei and ZTE said they would file lawsuits.The news comes just a week after fast-growing Xiaomi was hit by an injunction in India that banned the sale of its smartphones for infringing on essential patents. Ericsson filed a complaint after the Chinese firm failed to respond to repeated requests for royalties.Xiaomi earlier this week was allowed to resume sales of some devices. Its devices powered by Qualcomm chipsets reportedly are clear to go back on sale since the US firm has a deal in place with Ericsson.The report is not the first to suggest the Shenzhen-based firms ae taking legal action against their low-cost rivals. A month ago China’s said the two had sent letters to Xiaomi, Oppo and Vivo claiming the three had violated their patents. The report was not confirmed.As predicted by Richard Windsor in his Radio Free Mobile blog last week, other major patent holders are starting to jump on the bandwagon and file claims against the new wave of low-cost smartphone manufacturers. Being required to pay royalties on standard essential patents outside of China, which Windsor said could raise costs by 5-7 per cent for Xiaomi, would cut into the companies’ already extremely thin profit margins.Huawei and ZTE both have strong patent portfolios. Huawei has almost 30,000 mobile phone patents (it registered for 7,000 this year alone), while ZTE has more than 13,000 patents and for two consecutive years (2011 and 2012) submitted the largest number of patent applications globally.The two firms, however, face patent infringement issues of their own and also have filed suits against each other. ZTE in October lost a case against InterDigital for infringing on three mobile-phone patents. ZTE had previously won two cases against InterDigital, which is appealing both decisions. ZTE also filed an antitrust case in Europe in June against New York-based Vringo, a holder of a portfolio of essential patents, for impeding fair competition by not licensing its IP on reasonable terms.Huawei filed a similar motion in the EU against InterDigital, but the two sides settled out of court in February.Meanwhile, Xiaomi’s co-founder Lei Jun said he received the best birthday gift on 16 December when India’s high court lifted the injunction on sales of the firm’s smartphones.He said the “patent wars” are a sign that the company is becoming an adult, said. Lei told reporters that the company wouldn’t pursue short-term profits in the next few years. He expects the firm to apply for 1,300 patents next year, with 300 international applications. Huawei founder urges shift to software Relatedcenter_img Previous ArticleVendors prepare for 4G in India with release of low-cost smartphonesNext ArticleCSL rolls out LTE-A in parts of Hong Kong Author Joseph Waring Joseph Waring joins Mobile World Live as the Asia editor for its new Asia channel. Before joining the GSMA, Joseph was group editor for Telecom Asia for more than ten years. In addition to writing features, news and blogs, he… Read more Ericssonessential patentsHuaweilawsuitOPPOpatent infringmentsmartphoneVivoXiaomiZTE Tags last_img read more

Caucasus Studies PhD Program at Jena, Germany

first_img +1 Reddit Tweet Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYou must be logged in to post a comment. Deadline: 31 August 2013Open to: candidates with fieldwork experience in the North or South Caucasus, an MA thesis on a Caucasus-related topic, and/or graduate training in sociocultural anthropologyScholarship: based on TV-L, ½ position plus travel expenses for fieldworkDescriptionThe Caucasus Studies Program at the Friedrich-Schiller-University of Jena calls for applications for two three-year PhD positions to be funded by the European Commission. The project is due to start on 1 October or November 2013 and run for three years, which is also the period of funding for the two positions.The PhD students will be expected to participate in the activities of the international research project entitled CASCADE – Exploring the Security-Democracy Nexus in the Caucasus, coordinated by the Maison des Sciences de l`Homme in Paris.The research focus of the PhDs:Female labour migration from Georgia to Greece (or a comparable topic);Regional development and land privatisation in the South CaucasusThe candidates are expected to spend one year in the field, and other two years in residence at the Friedrich Schiller University in Jena, Germany. Both PhD students should reside in Jena during their time in Germany, or spend at least three working days per week in Jena. Activities which are part of the workload covered by the stipend include one year of fieldwork, writing, taking part in project meetings, disseminating activities, and the coordination of research activities. For the latter task they will be assisted by a student assistant. During their residence in Jena, the PhD students are also expected on occasion to teach a seminar in the Caucasus Studies Program and/or lead a student excursion to the Caucasus.EligibilityFieldwork experience in the North or South Caucasus, an MA thesis on a Caucasus-related topic, and/or graduate training in sociocultural anthropology or a related discipline will enhance the chances of the applicantFluency in English, Russian and/or another language prevalent in the Caucasus requiredCommand of German language is preferable, but not a requirementGiven equal qualification, applications from disabled persons will be considered preferentially.FundingThe PhD positions will be funded by European Commission (subject to the final agreement of the Commission). The travel expenses for fieldwork will also be covered.ApplicationInterested candidates should submit the following materials:Cover letter with name, address and current position of the applicant, including a description of the candidate’s MA topic, research interests, accomplishments, and plansA brief project outline (not more than three pages)A recently published article on a relevant topicCurriculum vitaeNames, positions, institutional affiliations and contact information for two referencesElectronic submission of all materials as PDF files is strongly encouraged.  The materials should be sent to [email protected] no later than 31 August 2013.PD Dr. Florian MühlfriedFriedrich-Schiller-Universität JenaBereich KaukasiologiePhilosophische FakultätJenergasse 8D-07743 JenaRead the official call HERE and visit the official website of the University HERE. Similar Stories International Arte Laguna Prize → Caucasus Studies PhD Program at Jena, Germany LinkedIn 0 July 31, 2013 Published by tatjana Share 0 ← Comparative Methods in History & Social Sciences, Russia Pocketlast_img

Larsen secures BIMCO role

first_imgLarsen previously served as a maritime adviser at BIMCO before joining Nordic Tankers, where he most recently held the role of director of safety, culture and security.He will lead BIMCO’s efforts in developing the association’s maritime security guidance to the industry, and will ensure that BIMCO and its members are at the forefront of maritime security developments. www.bimco.orglast_img

School District, Unions Schedule Bargaining with Healthcare Consultant

first_imgBrighton says the Trust covers over 16,000 members currently and by the Kenai Peninsula employees joining it would set a flat rate for the District over the next year. District Spokeswoman Pegge Erkeneff says the last meeting was rescheduled so that a consultant could be present to answer questions about the high-deductible health care plan proposed by the unions. Brighton: “The nice thing about that is that it locks us in at an annual rate, similar to other commercial healthcare plans. But this one is a non-profit organization designed and chaired in Alaska for Alaskan educators.” Erkeneff: “This is a plan to the Public Health Trust and so that person will be there and talk about what that will actually entail and look like in actual costs, given what our district’s number of employees are and what’s covered so that we’ll be able to get some good questions answered.” FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Another bargaining session between the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District and local teacher and support staff unions is scheduled for March 30. KPEA’s David Brighton says the proposal submitted in February means teachers and support staff would not be self-funding their insurance anymore. The upcoming bargaining session between the District and the unions is set for 4:00 pm on Wednesday, March 30, in the 4D Building conference room in Soldotna.last_img read more

UConn Highlights Gamecock WBB Non-Conference Schedule

first_imgThe battle for No. 1 has been set — Dawn Staley’s Gamecocks will host the defending national champion Huskies of Connecticut on Feb. 8, 2016, South Carolina Gamecocks head coach Dawn Staley reacts after her team defeated the Florida State Seminoles in the finals of the Greensboro Regional of the 2015 women's NCAA Tournament at Greenboro Coliseum Complex. South Carolina won 80-74.South Carolina Gamecocks head coach Dawn Staley reacts after her team defeated the Florida State Seminoles in the finals of the Greensboro Regional of the 2015 women’s NCAA Tournament at Greenboro Coliseum Complex. South Carolina won 80-74.the University of South Carolina women’s basketball team announced today when it released its non-conference schedule for 2015-16. The schedule features seven teams that recorded 20 or more wins last season and 10 that played in the 2015 postseason, including the NCAA and WNIT champions. The Gamecocks will play 13 non-conference games, with seven set for Colonial Life Arena, three at neutral sites and three true road contests.Including the 16 games of the SEC schedule, which will be announced later this month, South Carolina’s 29-game slate features 10 games against teams that finished the 2014-15 season ranked in the top 25 (four non-conference, six SEC) and a total of 21 against opponents that played in either the NCAA Tournament or WNIT in 2015.“We have put together a challenging non-conference schedule that will help prepare us for another [NCAA] Final Four run,” Staley said. “The home slate was made with Gamecock Nation in mind. They have made Colonial Life Arena one of the toughest places to play in the country and look forward to hosting the nation’s premier programs for some exciting games.”Five of the seven non-conference home games will feature opponents that played in the 2015 postseason, headlined by NCAA national champion Connecticut’s trip on Feb. 8. Duke (Dec. 6) reached the NCAA Sweet 16, and Ohio State (Nov. 13), on tap for the season opener, advanced to the NCAA second round and closed the season ranked No. 23/20 in the nation. Both Hampton (Dec. 16) and Elon (Dec. 22) played in the WNIT. UNC Greensboro (Nov. 15) and Winthrop (Dec. 13) will also visit Colonial Life Arena this season.Two of South Carolina’s three true road games come in the season’s second week. The Gamecocks put their five-game win streak against archrival Clemson (Nov. 18) on the line before a trip to WNIT champion UCLA (Nov. 22). The last non-conference road test will be in the final game of the Waikiki Beach Marriott Rainbow Wahine Showdown against host Hawaii (Nov. 29). South Carolina opens that Thanksgiving weekend event against Arizona State (Nov. 27), which narrowly missed advancing to play the Gamecocks in the NCAA Elite Eight last season and finished the season ranked in the top 10. South Carolina will take on CSU Bakersfield the following day.Following the three-game homestand to open December, the Gamecocks head to Myrtle Beach, S.C., to take on East Carolina (Dec. 19), which reached the second round of the WNIT last season.Season ticket deposits for 2015-16 are being accepted now via the website,, or by calling the South Carolina Athletics Ticket Office at 1-800-4SC-FANS. This season, fans can choose from three ticket options – Reserved ($60; Sections 104-106 and 113-115), Corner Reserved ($40; Sections 102-103, 107-108 and 116-117) or General Admission ($30). South Carolina Women’s Basketball 2015-16 Non-Conference Schedule Fri., Nov. 6 Newberry (Exhibition) Columbia, S.C. Fri., Nov. 13 Ohio State Columbia, S.C. Sat., Nov. 15 UNC Greensboro Columbia, S.C. Wed., Nov. 18 at Clemson Clemson, S.C. Sun., Nov. 22 at UCLA Los Angeles, Calif. Waikiki Beach Marriott Rainbow Wahine Showdown Fri., Nov. 27 vs. Arizona State Waikiki, Hawaii Sat., Nov. 28 vs. CSU Bakersfield Waikiki, Hawaii Sun., Nov. 29 at Hawaii Waikiki, Hawaii Sun., Dec. 6 Duke Columbia, S.C. Sun., Dec. 13 Winthrop Columbia, S.C. Wed., Dec. 16 Hampton Columbia, S.C. Sat., Dec. 19 vs. East Carolina Myrtle Beach, S.C. Tue., Dec. 22 Elon Columbia, S.C. Mon., Feb. 8 Connecticut Columbia, S.C. -University of South Carolinalast_img read more