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Topic: lawsuits

Supreme Court sides with Samsung over Apple, says payments shouldn't cover whole device profits [u]

12/06/2016, 10:12 am

In a unanimous decision, the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled in favor of Samsung in a long-running dispute with Apple, arguing that design patents can only cover components of a smartphone, and not the entire product. [Updated with Apple statement]

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Apple employee labor law violation class action suit starts Tuesday in CA

10/17/2016, 03:10 pm

A class action suit filed by current and former Apple employees over nine years -- numbering over 20,000 class members -- starts on Tuesday.

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US Supreme Court shows flexibility in first day of Samsung v. Apple case

10/11/2016, 04:10 pm

In hearing oral arguments from Apple and Samsung, justices for the U.S. Supreme Court hinted at some willingness to consider Samsung's position as it fights for reduced damages in a case over infringed iPhone design patents.

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Apple & Samsung to bring legal battle to US Supreme Court on Tuesday

10/10/2016, 09:10 am

In its first case over design patents in some 120 years, the U.S. Supreme Court will tackle the outcome of the biggest Apple v. Samsung lawsuit on Tuesday, as Samsung looks to reduce the scope of damages owed.

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Three more lawfirms join class action over 'touch disease' affecting iPhone 6

10/09/2016, 07:10 pm

An additional three lawfirms are now participating in a class action suit first launched in August, which accused Apple of failing to acknowledge or do free repairs for a so-called "touch disease" affecting some owners of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus.

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Apple ordered to pay $302.4M in damages to VirnetX in patent retrial

10/01/2016, 12:10 am

A federal jury on Friday found Apple's FaceTime product in infringement of patents owned by non-practicing entity VirnetX, a decision that will cost Apple more than $302 million in damages.

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Patent holder Acacia wins $22.1M judgement against Apple

09/16/2016, 01:09 pm

A federal jury has ruled in favor of Acacia Research, awarding a subsidiary of the patent licensing firm $22.1 million in damages from Apple for the latter's violation of a cellular networking patent.

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VirnetX patents ruled invalid ahead of retrial in ongoing legal battle with Apple

09/13/2016, 09:09 am

Four patents VirnetX said were infringed by Apple have been deemed invalid by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, something which could potentially be a major setback in an upcoming retrial.

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Samsung says Apple's Supreme Court position could encourage abuse of patent system

09/01/2016, 03:09 pm

Preparing for its upcoming battle with Apple at the U.S. Supreme Court, Samsung this week submitted a written argument suggesting that Apple's position could open the door to deep abuses of the American patent system.

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Appeals court dismisses FTC lawsuit over AT&T throttling 'unlimited' data

08/29/2016, 06:08 pm

On Monday the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ordered the dismissal of a 2014 Federal Trade Commission lawsuit against AT&T, which had accused the company of misleading marketing in throttling data plans it sold to the public as "unlimited."

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New lawsuit accuses Apple of turning blind eye to 'touch disease' on iPhone 6 & 6 Plus

08/29/2016, 03:08 pm

A new class action lawsuit against Apple claims that the company has been aware of the so-called "touch disease" on 2014 iPhones for some time, and unfairly refused to repair affected devices at no cost.

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Apple wins appeal in Time Machine tech patent infringement suit

08/16/2016, 03:08 pm

Apple has emerged victorious in a court struggle that targeted Time Machine for Mac, successfully arguing to the court that its technology did not infringe on the work of longstanding PC backup service provider Farstone.

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Judge says 'common sense' not enough to invalidate patent in Arendi v. Apple & Google

08/10/2016, 02:08 pm

Judges cannot invoke "common sense" when considering the validity of a patent, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit ruled on Wednesday, impacting a case pitting Arendi S.A.R.L. against Apple and Google.

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Tech firms worry Supreme Court win for Apple over Samsung could benefit patent trolls

08/03/2016, 03:08 pm

If the Supreme Court sides with Apple and upholds a 120 year-old law governing design patents, it may open the door to a highly lucrative field for patent trolls to exploit, intellectual property experts from the likes of Google and Facebook fear.

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Apple makes counterclaims in Caltech Wi-Fi lawsuit, settles in Siri-related Dot 23 case

08/03/2016, 11:08 am

Together, Apple and Broadcom have reportedly filed counterclaims against the California Institute of Technology, attacking the latter's Wi-Fi patent lawsuit on several grounds. Separately, Apple and Dot 23 have settled a lawsuit over Siri.

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VirnetX's $625M FaceTime lawsuit victory against Apple tossed, two retrials ordered

08/01/2016, 12:08 pm

A federal judge has tossed out a February ruling requiring Apple to pay patent holding company VirnetX $625.5 million over secure communications patents used in FaceTime and iMessage, and has ordered two complete retrials.

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Apple urges Supreme Court to end long-running Samsung patent case

07/29/2016, 08:07 pm

Apple on Friday delivered a legal brief asking the U.S. Supreme Court to uphold a favorable ruling in its ongoing patent lawsuit against Samsung, saying the Korean company had not furnished sufficient evidence to send the case back to a lower court.

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US appeals court vacates Apple win in Unwired Planet patent suit

07/22/2016, 08:07 pm

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit on Friday handed down an opinion vacating in part a 2015 summary judgment that found Apple not in infringement of certain cellular and voice recognition patents, claims of which originate from a string of "kitchen sink" patent lawsuits leveled by non-practicing entity Unwired Planet.

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Apple hit with lawsuit targeting AppleCare+ refurbished devices

07/20/2016, 05:07 pm

A class action suit filing in California complains that "refurbished" service stock replacements doled out by Apple in exchange for damaged devices to AppleCare+ service plan holders are not functionally the same as new.

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Supreme Court to hear Apple v. Samsung appeal on Oct. 11

07/13/2016, 10:07 pm

The U.S. Supreme Court released a schedule of its upcoming October term sessions on Wednesday, announcing it will hear Samsung's appeal of a contentious patent lawsuit involving Apple on Oct. 11.

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