KPN puts Ericsson in patent hotseat

first_imgHome KPN puts Ericsson in patent hotseat AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 01 APR 2021 Ericsson, Leonardo team on 5G products Kavit joined Mobile World Live in May 2015 as Content Editor. He started his journalism career at the Press Association before joining Euromoney’s graduate scheme in April 2010. Read More >> Read more Tags MásMóvil amplía su contrato con Ericsson Español Former Ericsson employees charged in bribery casecenter_img Kavit Majithia Author Related Netherlands-headquartered KPN reportedly filed a patent infringement case against Swedish vendor Ericsson, alleging violations of five patents involving wireless network functions.Reuters reported the operator filed a complaint with a US court claiming it offered to licence the patents, but Ericsson declined to take up the option.There were apparently no further details in the filing, other than KPN stating it was seeking monetary compensation.The spat comes close to six months after KPN signed a major five-year deal with Ericsson for its core 5G network, a move which came at Huawei’s expense.At the time, Ericsson highlighted a century-long working relationship with KPN, an assertion which suggests the operator did not act lightly when initiating the US legal action.It also puts Ericsson on the flip-side of the coin in terms of patent lawsuits, with the vendor more accustomed to being the pursuer of alleged infringements.The company is in the throes of action against Samsung in the US, over claimed violation of contractual commitments on 4G and 5G patent royalties.Ericsson estimates the delayed royalty payments and litigation costs could impact its quarterly operating income by between SEK1 billion ($120.1 million) and SEK1.5 billion from Q1 2021. Subscribe to our daily newsletter Back Previous ArticleEuropean Commission clears $21B Analog, Maxim dealNext ArticleVerizon ships private 5G to UK EricssonKPNlast_img read more

Kubota Canada Ltd Steps Down from Show Jumping

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More from Horse Sport:Christilot Boylen Retires From Team SportAfter an exemplary career as one of Canada’s top Dressage riders, seven-time Olympian Christilot Boylen has announced her retirement from team competition.2020 Royal Agricultural Winter Fair CancelledFor only the second time in its history, The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair has been cancelled but plans are being made for some virtual competitions.Royal Agricultural Winter Fair Statement on 2020 EventAs the Province of Ontario starts to reopen, The Royal’s Board and staff will adhere to all recommendations put forward by government and health officials.Government Financial Assistance for Ontario FarmersOntario Equestrian has recently released this update of several financial assistance packages available, including those for farm business. Ottawa, ON – After presenting the successful Kubota Cup Canadian Show Jumping Series for the past 4 years, Kubota Canada has officially stepped down as Title Sponsor upon conclusion of its contract.“Kubota Canada contracted for three years as the Title Sponsor of this national show jumping series and the industry was very fortunate to get a one year extension in 2008.  But all contracts come to an end and both sponsor and the management group are happy to move forward to the next step on such a successful note.  The Kubota name and brand has become synonymous with high performance in most stables in Canada through the introduction of our sponsorship platform,” stated Sandra Fraser, Executive Director of the Kubota Cup Canadian Show Jumping Series.  “A unique relationship was established between show jumping and this founding sponsor and from that great experience Kubota’s regional support will be continued in various equine programs.  Through the Kubota network of over 150 national dealers, many businesses participate in supporting all levels of equestrian activity such as hunter, jumper, 4-H clubs, Barrel Racing, Chuck Wagon Racing, draft horse competitions and Pony Club.”The Kubota Cup Canadian Show Jumping Series was the first phase of an innovative program where member events in key market regions coast to coast, hosted Kubota Cup Grand Prix qualifiers.  Building sport and athlete incentive programs, along with positioning the Kubota brand as the principal at each of the participating events, contributed to this sponsor earning exceptional return on their marketing dollar and building a loyal following.  The Series took place over eight months, eight cities, comprising the eastern and western Canadian regions; it rounded up the season with a National Final in November.  With an average of 185 competitors participating, and 533,000 spectators visiting annually, the Kubota Cup Canadian Show Jumping Series contributed an estimated $81 million dollars into the Canadian economy each year. “This sponsorship model netted Kubota Canada substantial sales results from their involvement and their decision not to renew at this time was a difficult one to make,” commented Fraser.  “The decision came down to timing and their need to focus towards other industries and markets necessary for the growth of the company as the leading distributor of compact diesel tractors and construction equipment in Canada. “John Gilliland Kubota Canada’s National Marketing Manager added “We will truly miss the Kubota Cup Series as we have met so many great people across Canada.  We also witnessed the loyalty of this group of equestrian athletes, owners and fans through increases in sales to equine related end-users across Canada.  As we move on in our marketing mix we are introducing the Kubota Equine Discount (KED) that will provide significant discounts on Kubota equipment to members of provincial equine federations, associations and councils!”“As founder of the Kubota Cup Series I am looking towards the future with enthusiasm,” said Mrs. Fraser.  “The sport of Show Jumping is a perfect vehicle for sponsorship marketing, and with our proven track record in the Kubota Cup Series, I am excited for the future.  The Kubota Cup Series was developed under the black cloud of the Canadian Sponsorship Scandal and we succeeded in the face of a negative business climate.  Today we are facing an attitude of negativity towards the present economy.   We are thrilled to launch our new program emerging from the Kubota Cup Series, and information on the National Equestrian Grand Prix Tour™ will be released soon.  I am confident that our business model with its proven performance record offers exceptional value, and with its demonstrated return on marketing investment, as reported by corporate sponsors such as Kubota, we will once again create a winning partnership in show jumping.”last_img read more

59th Annual Lower Valley Cotillion features Port Isabel debutantes

first_imgLower Valley Cotillion debutantes from Port Isabel seen (front, l-r) are Anissa Perez, Isis Garcia, Sophie Meisel, (back, l-r) Emily Ochoa, Taryn Reeves, Ana Loza, Daysha Gonzalez and Daniela Salinas. (Courtesy photo)Port Isabel debutantes pictured (front, l-r) are Yitzha Pazos, Taylor Torres, Megan Francis, (back, l-r) Kiersten Stiers, Alana Hernandez, Kaylin Infante, Miranda Vogel and Perla Gonzalez. (Courtesy photo)Special to the PRESSThe Lower Rio Grande Valley Cotillion Club held its Annual Presentation Ball on Saturday, February 2, at the Jacob Brown Auditorium in Brownsville.The Cotillion Club was founded 59 years ago in September 1954 by Mrs. Byron Campbell of Raymondville as a social organization designed to bring together and present to society Lower Rio Grande Valley college-bound, civically and socially active girls. Many Rio Grande Valley women have fond memories of their own Cotillion presentation in years past. The Cotillion Club continues to be a two-year social club for selected junior and senior girls. The highlight of each year is the Presentation Ball.The theme for the 2013 Presentation Ball was “Take My Breath Away.” The Jacob Brown Auditorium was transformed into a breathtaking ballroom filled with beautiful flowers for 143 debutantes. Each girl, wearing a traditional, long, white ball gown and carrying a long stemmed rose, was formally presented by her father as enchanting classical music played in the background. The first dance after the presentation was reserved for the fathers. They danced with their lovely daughters to the tune of “My Girl.” The fathers then relinquished their daughters to their escorts for the remainder of the evening. The young ladies and their escorts, as well as the senior members and their escorts, danced the remainder of the evening to the music of Pinchis Sound by Jose Antonio Treviño Cardenas.Beautiful floral arrangements of blue curiosa roses, green hydrangeas, and bells of Ireland, adorned tables draped in deep purple surrounded by gold chivalry chairs. Wray & Company catered an elegant sit down dinner for the debutantes, senior members and their dates.Masters of Ceremonies were Ms. Jerry Lee Berg and Mr. Polo Sandoval. Receiving guests for the evening were the Cotillion executive board officers: Mrs. Jaye Clinton, President; Mrs. Sherilyn Goad, President Elect; Mrs. Traci Forman, Secretary; Mrs. Sandra Tumberlinson, Treasurer and Mrs. Sonia Rodriguez, Historian.New members are selected their junior year by an advisory board that considers leadership, community activities, college intentions and suggestions by their senior advisory members. They represent Harlingen, Port Isabel, San Benito, Rio Hondo, La Feria, Santa Rosa and Willacy County.During their senior year, Cotillion members return to renew acquaintances at the fall luncheon and formal ball. At the spring luncheon, they are familiarized with college requirements and activities.Read this story in the Feb. 14 edition of the Port Isabel-South Padre Press, or subscribe to our E-Edition by clicking here. Share RelatedQuite the CotillionSpecial to the PRESS The 62nd Annual Presentation Ball of the Lower Valley Cotillion Club was held at the South Padre Island Convention Centre on Saturday, Jan. 30. The Cotillion Club was founded in September of 1954 by Mrs. Byron Campbell of Raymondville as a social organization designed to bring…February 12, 2016In “Event”Lower Valley Cotillion Club celebrates ‘A Night of Elegance’Special to the PRESS BROWNSVILLE – The Lower Rio Grande Valley Cotillion Club held its Annual Presentation Ball on Saturday, Feb. 4 at the Jacob Brown Auditorium in Brownsville. The Cotillion Club was founded 58 years go in September 1954 by Mrs. Byron Campbell of Raymondville as a social organization…February 16, 2012In “News”Port Isabel Cotillion 2011FRONT (L-R): Ralynn Alcocer, Katherine Spurgeon, Carolina Perez, Shelly Campos and Kimberly Ceballos. BACK (L-R): Jasmine Cisneros, Gabriela Gonzalez, Erica Krzywonski, Nadia Perales, Laura Perez, Risa Garcia and Angelica Cantu. (Courtesy Photo)    February 10, 2011In “Features”last_img read more