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WiseWear Chapter 11 bankruptcy blamed on Apple's decision to deactivate Apple Watch diagnostic port

03/02/2018, 04:03 pm

WiseWear, a San Antonio wearable device startup, blames Apple for causing it to file for bankruptcy on Wednesday, claiming the decision to deactivate the Apple Watch diagnostic port caused patents it held to reduce in value, in turn causing it to fail to raise $2 million in funding.


Apple Music, Beats under legal attack over third-party licensing practices

12/17/2017, 07:12 pm

A musician apparently disgruntled at how Beats Music and Apple Music has handled its streaming obligations is looking to fire up a class action suit, and is accusing Apple of intentionally deleting records and under-counting downloads and streams in order to pay artists less -- or not at all.


Israel-based Corephotonics sues Apple over iPhone 7 Plus and iPhone 8 Plus dual-lens camera

11/07/2017, 02:11 pm

Israel-bases company Corephotonics has sued Apple, alleging that the iPhone manufacturer has used four of its patents surrounding dual-camera technology in the iPhone 7 Plus and iPhone 8 Plus without permission or licensing.


Apple's $119.6 million victory in iPhone utility patent battle with Samsung finally upheld

11/06/2017, 02:11 pm

The U.S. Supreme Court has refused to hear a Samsung appeal over slide-to-unlock, text prediction, and other utility patents of Apple's that it was found to have used, and a $119.6 million dollar ruling is still in place.


Apple accused of sharing Qualcomm's software secrets with Intel in new lawsuit

11/02/2017, 02:11 pm

Qualcomm has once again escalated the legal war with Apple surrounding modem chips in the iPhone and iPad, with the chip manufacturer now claiming that Apple is in breach of contract because of how it works with Intel -- and what software has been shared with the competition.


Apple and Samsung headed back to court for iPhone patent damages retrial

10/23/2017, 08:10 am

The first Apple versus Samsung smartphone trial is headed back to the courtroom again, with the presiding judge ordering a new trial to determine damages for Samsung's willful violation of Apple's design patents in an early round of smartphones because of a century-old law overturned by the U.S. Supreme Court.


Long, rough road ahead for Qualcomm and Apple in Chinese courts

10/17/2017, 03:10 pm

A series of experts on the Chinese courts, patent attorneys, and other specialists have weighed in on the Apple versus Qualcomm battle, and believe that resolution through the system is well more than a year away, assuming that an agreement is not reached before then.


Apple on the hook for $439.7 million to VirnetX over FaceTime should appeals, patent invalidation fail

10/16/2017, 12:10 pm

A series of motions by Apple in court challenging the validity of a ruling in favor of patent aggregator VirnetX have been denied, with Apple facing a $439.7 million dollar penalty -- but there are still appeals of judgements to be made, as well as the conclusion of a patent invalidation process which may wipe the slate clean.


Apple sued over Apple TV's 'What did he say,' other Siri voice control features

07/27/2017, 10:07 pm

Florida-based software company CustomPlay on Thursday filed a lawsuit against Apple claiming a fourth-generation Apple TV feature that allows users to control and interact with video content using Siri voice commands infringes on patented software technology.


Apple's bitter dispute with Qualcomm not expected to be resolved anytime soon

07/07/2017, 12:07 pm

Stock analysts are starting to chime in on the Apple and Qualcomm fight, with the fight will take at least another year with little impact on Apple's bottom line.


ParkerVision extends RF tech patent lawsuit against Apple to iPhone 7 in U.S., Germany

05/02/2017, 03:05 pm

After a successful patent battle with Samsung, RF chip designer ParkerVision heats up its legal battle with Apple, adding the iPhone 7 to a list of infringing devices in lawsuits underway both in Germany and in the U.S.


Qualcomm's revenue guidance slash possibly foretells Q2 iPhone sales volume

04/28/2017, 11:04 am

An analyst has examined Qualcomm's earnings reduction as a result of Apple withholding royalty payments for wireless chips, and believes that Apple is on track to sell about as many iPhones as it did during the same time frame from 2016.


Dutch judge rules Apple can't swap refurbished iPads for broken ones

04/25/2017, 09:04 am

Another court ruling in the Netherlands mandates that when Apple needs to replace a broken iPhone or iPad, it must do so with a new unit, and not a refurbished one.


Four filings exhort Supreme Court to re-examine Apple vs. Samsung 'slide to unlock' patent trial

04/13/2017, 02:04 pm

Several interested parties have filed amicus curae briefings with the Supreme Court, urging the body to discuss the second Apple versus Samsung patent trial, and specifically evaluate the "obviousness" of Apple's Slide-to-unlock patent, and how it may have been misinterpreted by lower courts.


Social media firms offer $5.3M settlement in iOS app privacy suit over contact uploads

04/06/2017, 09:04 pm

A group of eight social media companies, including Twitter and Instagram, have agreed to pay a total of $5.3 million to settle a 2012 class action lawsuit which alleges user privacy was breached when the apps leveraged an iOS feature that uploaded details from users' contact lists.


Patent used by Sportbrain in Apple Watch infringement suit under review by US Patent Office

02/16/2017, 11:02 am

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has agreed to review the validity of a patent owned by Sportbrain Holdings relating to how wearable devices operate, shortly after the company sued Apple by alleging the Apple Watch infringes the patent.


Cook calls Apple's $1B litigation against Qualcomm a 'last resort'

01/31/2017, 06:01 pm

In Tuesday's post-earnings conference call, Apple CEO Tim Cook reiterated that while the company is not a fan of litigation, Qualcomm's actions and refusal to negotiate fair patent licensing terms forced the iPhone maker to sue.


Apple, ad agency sued over voice sample used in iPhone 6 TV commercial

01/25/2017, 03:01 pm

The lead singer of '70s a capella group The Persuasions is suing Apple for using a song by Jamie xx in an iPhone 6 TV commercial, claiming the ad violates his "right of publicity" due to the track containing a sample of his voice.


Apple sues Qualcomm in China over iPhone modem chip licensing terms

01/25/2017, 01:01 pm

Apple has expanded its legal actions against Qualcomm's broadband modem chip licensing tactics in China's Intellectual Property Courts, and is seeking 1 billion yuan ($145.3 million) in damages based on iPhone sales in China alone.


Apple latest to settle lawsuit with e-Watch over iPhone camera technology

01/23/2017, 03:01 pm

Apple has reached a settlement with a San Antonio, Tex.-based firm called e-Watch, which claimed that the company was violating two U.S. patents related to cellphone cameras.