South Africa’s Vodacom Group Ltd. and MTN Group Ltd. agreed to buy mobile-phone subscribers from Nashua Mobile (Pty) Ltd. for 2.26 billion rand ($215 million), ahead of a possible winding up of the service provider.
IPCom GmbH & Co. is confident it will win a German case in which Nokia Oyj and HTC Corp. challenged a patent held by the licensing company that could potentially block sales of the handset makers’ devices in Germany, according to Bernhard Frohwitter, IPCom’s chief executive officer.
Eli Lilly & Co. , already facing competition next year for its top-selling drug, lost a court bid over patent protection on its cancer medicine Gemzar , which could lead to generic products as early as November.
Millions of 18-year-olds are excited about heading to college this month -- leaving home, making friends and taking courses that meet only a few hours a week. On the first day of classes, however, they may be startled to find that the professor who enters Calculus I or Intro to Philosophy is more than a half-century older than they are.