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Apple loses final e-books antitrust appeal, will pay $450M settlement [u]

06/30/2015, 11:06 am

The Second U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday confirmed a lower court's finding that Apple colluded with major publishers to raise the price of e-books following the launch of the iBookstore, putting the case to rest and clearing the way for distribution of a $450 million settlement.

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Apple seeks over $15M in fees from patent holdings firm for 'frivolous' lawsuit

06/23/2015, 06:06 am

A federal court motion filed last Friday reveals Apple is looking to garnish more than $15 million in attorneys' fees and costs from non-practicing patent holdings firm Unwired Planet, which engaged in a series "kitchen-sink" lawsuits targeting iOS device connectivity features.

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Samsung seeks rehearing of appeal over $400M patent infringement ruling

06/17/2015, 09:06 pm

Writing the next chapter of an ongoing feud with Apple, Samsung on Wednesday petitioned for a rehearing of a recent U.S. Federal Circuit Court of Appeals ruling that upheld nearly $400 million in damages for infringing Apple design patents.

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Taiwan fines Apple $647K for forcing carriers to seek iPhone pricing approval

06/17/2015, 01:06 pm

Apple has lost a Taiwanese lawsuit accusing it of anti-competitive phone pricing tactics, and barring an appeal will be fined T$20 million, or a little over $647,000 U.S., a report said on Wednesday.

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Apple removes cable maker Monster from MFi program in wake of Beats lawsuit

06/16/2015, 03:06 pm

Electronics maker Monster is no longer allowed to manufacture licensed "Made for iPhone" accessories and must stop selling its current stock by October, having been booted from Apple's certification program following a January lawsuit against Apple subsidiary Beats.

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Jawbone sues Fitbit for 'systematically plundering' confidential data

05/28/2015, 11:05 am

Jawbone is suing rival fitness tracker maker Fitbit, accusing the latter of "systematically plundering" corporate secrets by hiring Jawbone workers who smuggled sensitive data before exiting the company.

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Appeals court denies Apple's bid to remove antitrust monitor in e-books case

05/28/2015, 09:05 am

Apple's efforts to have antitrust compliance monitor Michael Bromwich removed from oversight of its business were denied on Wednesday, as an appeals court said the iBooks operator lacked sufficient reasoning to have him replaced.

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Appeals court finds Samsung violated Apple's design patents, but not trade dress

05/18/2015, 09:05 am

An appeals court ruled on Monday that Samsung's $930 million penalty, stemming from its patent infringement suit with Apple, must be adjusted, in a mixed courtroom outcome for the iPhone maker.

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Apple and car battery firm A123 on verge of settling job poaching lawsuit

05/13/2015, 11:05 am

Apple and battery maker A123 Systems are nearing the settlement of a federal lawsuit which accused the former of poaching engineers and scientists from A123 in an attempt to create a new battery division, according to court documents submitted this week.

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This week in AppleInsider: 12.9" iPad Pro details, Beats Music woes, AppleBot & more

05/09/2015, 12:05 am

This week saw a number of details emerge about Apple's plans for a 12.9-inch iPad, a new Apple TV, and Web search. The company's efforts to relaunch Beats Music appeared to be running into roadblocks however, with word of incomplete deals, and even probes by two U.S. government agencies.

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Ericsson turns patent royalty spat with Apple into an international incident

05/08/2015, 08:05 am

Months after taking Apple to court in the U.S., Swedish telecom giant Ericsson has filed separate but related lawsuits in the UK, Germany, and the Netherlands accusing Apple of using Ericsson patents without a legitimate license.

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OpenTV sues Apple over iTunes content streaming technology

05/05/2015, 06:05 pm

Interactive digital television firm OpenTV on Tuesday filed suit against Apple for alleged infringement of five patents relating to storing and delivering digital content to personal electronic devices.

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Apple's feud with antitrust monitor continues; company accused of not cooperating in iBooks oversight

04/16/2015, 01:04 pm

Tension between Apple and its court-appointed antitrust monitor continues to mount, as Michael Bromwich has accused the iPad maker of reducing its cooperating with his reviews of the company.

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European Commission charges Google with multiple antitrust violations

04/15/2015, 11:04 am

Search giant Google has run once again into the welcoming embrace of European regulators, finding itself in the European Commission's crosshairs over allegations that it favors its own services unfairly with Android and web search products.

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USPTO invalidates podcasting patent, kneecaps 'patent troll'

04/10/2015, 08:04 pm

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Friday handed down a final decision invalidating key claims of a so-called "podcasting patent" assigned to Personal Audio, LLC, which was in the midst of leveraging the IP against multiple podcasters.

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Samsung patent review may undermine $533M Smartflash verdict against Apple

04/03/2015, 03:04 pm

Samsung has asked the US Patent and Trademark Office to review two Smartflash patents, a move that could potentially absolve Apple of paying $532.9 million in damages following a Smartflash court victory in February.

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ITC to investigate Apple on allegations of Ericsson patent infringement

03/30/2015, 07:03 pm

Following formal complaints by Ericsson, the U.S. International Trade Commission on Monday showed intent to launch an investigation into Apple's potentially illegal use of patented LTE technology.

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Apple moves to dismiss lawsuit over 'misleading' iOS device capacity claims

03/26/2015, 08:03 pm

Apple on Wednesday filed a motion to dismiss a class action lawsuit that claims the company misrepresented to consumers the amount of storage space iOS 8 uses in newly shipped iPhone and iPad devices, noting plaintiffs failed to provide evidence of fraud.

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Italian prosecutors complete probe into Apple over $964M in unpaid taxes, could pave way for trial

03/23/2015, 09:03 pm

Apple could potentially face trial in Italy after prosecutors there recently finished a probe into claims that the company's crafty accounting led to more than 879 million euros ($964 million) in unpaid corporate taxes.

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Apple dodges $100M lawsuit over alleged infringement of wireless tech patents

03/16/2015, 11:03 pm

A U.S. federal court jury on Monday found Apple not to have infringed on wireless technology patents asserted by Canadian licensing firm Conversant Technologies, which sought damages totaling $100 million for the alleged misuse.

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