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VoIP-Pal again accuses Apple of patent infringement with FaceTime, iMessage, Wi-Fi Calling in iPhone

05/25/2018, 02:05 pm

Patent holder VoIP-Pal has launched a new set of lawsuits against Apple, once more accusing the iPhone maker of infringing a collection of four voice over IP patents with the iMessage, FaceTime, and Wi-Fi Calling functions.

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Samsung owes Apple $539M for infringing on iPhone patents, jury finds

05/24/2018, 05:05 pm

Jurors in the latest courtroom battle between Apple and Samsung have delivered their verdict siding with Apple, deciding Samsung needs to pay Apple $533 million for infringing utility and design patents relating to the iPhone with its own devices.

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Lawsuit over Apple's Powerbeats3 battery, sweat resistance given partial go-ahead

05/23/2018, 01:05 pm

A U.S. judge has given the greenlight to a lawsuit against Apple over its Powerbeats2 and 3 headphones, but only if some amendments to the complaint are made.

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UK iPhone privacy lawsuit seeks up to $4.29B from Google

05/21/2018, 08:05 am

A U.K. lawsuit against Google for bypassing iPhone Web tracking safeguards now includes 4.4 million people listed as plaintiffs, and is aiming for up to 3.2 billion pounds ($4.29 billion) in damages.

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Apple and Samsung rest cases patent damages trial, jury to decide on Monday

05/19/2018, 02:05 am

Lawyers in the -- maybe -- final Apple v. Samsung trial presented their respective closing arguments on Friday, with Apple fighting to persuade jurors that Samsung's infringement of two utility and three design patents is worth more than $1 billion. Samsung argues it should pay $28 million, at most.

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Original Mac designer Susan Kare takes stand in Apple v. Samsung trial

05/17/2018, 12:05 am

Two Apple expert witnesses took the stand in the recently restarted Apple v. Samsung patent trial on Wednesday, with lawyers on each side disputing how Samsung should pay for infringing on three Apple design patents.

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Apple and EFF secure podcasting win as Supreme Court refuses case from patent troll

05/15/2018, 11:05 am

Wrapping up a long-running patent fight over podcasts, the U.S. Supreme Court has refused to hear Personal Audio v. Electronic Frontier Foundation, handing victory over to the latter -- and by extension, companies like Apple and Google.

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Apple agrees to settlement in shareholder derivative complaint over e-book antitrust case [u]

05/07/2018, 10:05 pm

More than two years after Apple was forced to pay out $450 million to resolve an e-books antitrust case, the company is looking to close the book on the long-running debacle, and on Monday informed shareholders that it has agreed to stipulations for settlement of a lingering derivative complaint.

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Apple's Eddy Cue to be deposed in Qualcomm case

05/04/2018, 05:05 pm

Eddy Cue, Apple's senior VP of internet software and services, will be deposed as a part of the company's ongoing legal battle with Qualcomm, a U.S. federal judge ruled on Friday.

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Qualcomm adopts cheaper licensing for 5G tech, hoping to appeal to Apple & others

05/01/2018, 09:05 am

Seeking to appease customers like Apple and Huawei -- and government regulators as well -- chipmaker Qualcomm has switched to a more affordable patent licensing model, particularly for makers of high-end and/or 5G-capable phones.

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Apple hit with patent suits over iPhone X camera, iOS 11 'Do Not Disturb While Driving' feature

04/30/2018, 10:04 pm

A pair of lawsuits filed in two federal courts on Monday allege Apple's latest products are in infringement of multiple patents related to dual camera arrays in smartphones and smart device alerts.

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Supreme Court upholds review procedure tech companies use to thwart 'patent trolls'

04/24/2018, 11:04 pm

In what is sure to be a boon for high-tech companies like Apple and Google, the Supreme Court in a 7-to-2 vote on Tuesday upheld an administrative review process that allows those engaged in patent lawsuits to more easily invalidate questionable IP.

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Senior executives will not take stand at Apple v. Samsung trial in May

04/23/2018, 08:04 pm

Next month, Apple will continue its pursuit of hundreds of million of dollars in damages from Samsung as part of a protracted patent infringement case dating back to 2011. Unlike the original trial, however, the companies are keeping their respective top brass off the stand.

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Apple loses court battle over 'counterfeit' iPhone parts in Norway

04/13/2018, 04:04 pm

Norwegian repair shop owner Henrik Huseby got a cease-and-desist from Apple letter about his use of imported, aftermarket iPhone screens, was issued a cease and desist order, and threatened with fines -- but fought the company in the courts and won.

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iPhone & iPad Touch ID technology at center of suit filed by probable patent troll

04/12/2018, 09:04 am

A South Korean company, First Face, has launched a U.S. patent infringement lawsuit against both Apple and Samsung over their implementation of fingerprint detection to unlock smartphones.

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Apple ordered to pay VirnetX $502.6M in patent infringement row

04/10/2018, 08:04 pm

A federal jury on Tuesday found Apple's FaceTime, VPN and iMessage products in infringement of four VirnetX patents covering secure communications, awarding the patent holdings firm $502.6 million in damages.

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Lawsuit claims Apple cribbed Apple Watch heart rate sensor tech, hints at work on glucose monitoring

04/06/2018, 07:04 pm

Health technology startup Omni MedSci, in a patent lawsuit filed on Friday, alleges Apple incorporated infringing technology in its Apple Watch heart rate sensor after reviewing patent-pending specifications with Omni's founder and CTO Dr. Mohammed N. Islam.

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Apple's Tim Cook to be deposed June 27 as part of Qualcomm countersuit

04/05/2018, 04:04 pm

Apple CEO Tim Cook will be deposed on June 27 as a part of a Qualcomm countersuit against the tech giant, accusing Apple of lying to regulators in order to spark government investigations.

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Judicial panel orders consolidation of 61 iPhone throttling lawsuits, case to be heard in California court

04/04/2018, 05:04 pm

The Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation on Wednesday ordered the consolidation of 61 lawsuits that take issue with Apple's decision to throttle the CPUs of iPhones with degraded batteries, a tactic the company claims extends the operational lifespan of its products.

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Dozens of iPhone battery throttling lawsuits could get merged in Thursday conference

03/28/2018, 10:03 am

A colossal 59 separate lawsuits against Apple for throttling iPhones with weak batteries could be merged into one class-action case at a March 29 meeting in Atlanta.

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