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Apple's Siri latest target in string of natural language patent lawsuits

08/18/2017, 07:08 pm

One-man company Word to Info on Friday expanded a string of patent lawsuits over natural language processing technology -- active cases involve Amazon, Google, Microsoft and Nuance -- to include Apple, taking specific aim at the tech titan's Siri virtual assistant.

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Lawsuit over Apple retail workers' unpaid bag checks may go to California Supreme Court

08/17/2017, 11:08 am

A class action suit over Apple store workers' unpaid time spent in bag checks may soon be headed to the California Supreme Court, after the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals appealed to the institution for guidance.

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US court puts Personal Audio's 'podcasting patent' to bed

08/07/2017, 08:08 pm

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit on Monday affirmed a Patent and Trademark Office finding to invalidate a notorious "podcasting patent" that "patent troll" Personal Audio used in lawsuits against big-name podcasters.

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Apple TV Remote app target of latest Uniloc patent lawsuit

08/02/2017, 08:08 pm

Continuing its withering legal barrage against Apple, so-called "patent troll" Uniloc on Wednesday filed a patent lawsuit claiming the Cupertino tech giant's Apple TV Remote app for iOS infringes on IP dating back to 1999.

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Judge gives greenlight to class action suit claiming Apple 'broke' FaceTime

07/31/2017, 12:07 pm

A class action lawsuit charging that Apple deliberately "broke" FaceTime on older iPhones can continue, a U.S. District judge has ruled, tossing out an Apple motion to dismiss.

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Apple's Nokia settlement includes $2B up-front cash payment

07/28/2017, 09:07 am

Nokia's second-quarter results were improved by a recent 1.7 billion euro ($2 billion) cash payment from Apple, helping to settle the two companies' patent fight, according to a report.

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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.

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Wisconsin court orders Apple pay $506M for infringing on WARF patent

07/25/2017, 09:07 pm

A U.S. district court judge on Monday ruled Apple must pay $506 million in damages for infringing on a microprocessor technology IP owned by the University of Wisconsin-Madison's patent licensing body, adding $272 million to an initial $234 decision reached almost two years ago.

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Qualcomm says tech group 'misdirecting' ITC, maintains complaint against Apple is over IP

07/24/2017, 09:07 pm

Qualcomm on Monday responded to a letter filed in opposition to a bid to bar import of Apple iPhone models not using its modem chips, accusing a tech lobbying group of conducting a "coordinated effort aimed at misdirecting" trade regulators.

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Tech group backs Apple in Qualcomm's ITC complaint

07/20/2017, 07:07 pm

A lobbying group representing big tech industry players like Google and Intel sided with Apple in a filing delivered to the U.S. International Trade Commission, saying Qualcomm's bid to ban iPhone imports would hurt consumers.

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State Farm sues Apple over house fire allegedly caused by 'defective' iPhone

07/20/2017, 05:07 pm

U.S. insurance giant State Farm on Thursday filed a lawsuit against Apple alleging a "defective and unreasonably dangerous" iPhone 4S caused a house fire in Wisconsin in 2016.

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Qualcomm sues Apple in Germany as quarterly profits suffer steep decline

07/19/2017, 07:07 pm

Qualcomm on Wednesday escalated its patent infringement fight against Apple with the filing of two separate German cases in Mannheim and Munich, where it seeks to block the import and sale of all iPhones.

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Four Apple manufacturers launch antitrust complaint against Qualcomm, with Apple's backing

07/19/2017, 09:07 am

Four of Apple's manufacturing partners -- Hon Hai/Foxconn, Compal, Wistron, and Pegatron -- have filed counterclaims against Qualcomm, accusing the chipmaker of violating two sections of the Sherman Antitrust Act.

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Qualcomm CEO says dispute with Apple about IP pricing, expects out of court settlement

07/17/2017, 08:07 pm

Qualcomm CEO Steve Mollenkopf in an interview on Monday provided additional background on the company's ongoing legal battle with Apple, saying he believes intellectual property pricing and contract obligations are its core. He seemed optimistic, however, that the fight will end in an out of court settlement.

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Waymo & Uber in settlement talks over stolen self-driving technology

07/13/2017, 04:07 pm

Alphabet's self-driving car subsidiary, Waymo, is in court-ordered settlement talks with Uber -- though the former maintains that its lawsuit can prove Uber used trade secrets taken by one-time employee Anthony Levandowski.

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Uniloc continues legal assault against Apple with two new patent suits

07/12/2017, 08:07 pm

So-called "patent troll" Uniloc added to its quickly growing list of patent infringement lawsuits against Apple on Wednesday, filing two separate actions targeting AirPlay and Continuity features.

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Qualcomm asks ITC to block import and sale of Apple iPhone, iPad

07/06/2017, 04:07 pm

As its legal fight with Apple intensifies, Qualcomm on Thursday said it plans to file a complaint with the U.S. International Trade Commission seeking an import and sales ban on iPhone and iPad models that allegedly infringe on six patents.

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Apple Watch latest target in Uniloc's quickly growing legal barrage against Apple

06/30/2017, 08:06 pm

Notorious non-practicing entity Uniloc continued its legal attack against Apple on Friday with a new filing claiming infringement of three related patents covering motion tracking, or more specifically technology applicable to fitness devices like Apple Watch.

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US Federal Trade Commission gets go-ahead for antitrust suit against Qualcomm

06/27/2017, 05:06 pm

A U.S. Federal Trade Commission lawsuit leveled against Qualcomm before the start of a separate case by Apple can continue in spite of overtures for a dismissal from the chipmaker, a California court ruled this week.

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Apple claims recent Supreme Court ruling makes Qualcomm iPhone IP agreement invalid

06/20/2017, 09:06 am

Apple has escalated its legal attack on Qualcomm, declaring the iPhone broadband chip license agreement is invalid, and the manufacturer is illegally double-dipping in its demand for a royalty payment for chip technology in conjunction with charging for the chips.

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