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Topic: lawsuits

German court to reportedly rule Samsung exploited 'image' of Apple's iPhone and iPod

06/25/2013, 06:06 pm

A German court is preparing to issue a tentative ruling on an Apple assertion that Samsung is guilty of unfair competition practices in deliberately copying the look of the iPhone and iPod, and one report claims the court will side with Apple.

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Samsung in talks to settle EU antitrust case involving Apple & essential patents

06/25/2013, 08:06 am

Facing an antitrust lawsuit from the European Union for allegedly abusing its ownership of standard-essential patents, Samsung has reportedly begun talks with regulators to settle the charges before a trial can begin.

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Japanese high court upholds dismissal of Apple suit against Samsung

06/25/2013, 02:06 am

A Japanese high court on Tuesday upheld a decision to dismiss a patent suit leveled by Apple against Samsung, rejecting the Cupertino company's appeal of the ruling lodged some eight months ago.

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US Supreme Court sides with Apple, declines to hear appeal on patent case

06/24/2013, 10:06 am

Apple's victory in a high-profile patent infringement case will stand after the U.S. Supreme Court declined to revisit the lawsuit filed by Mirror Worlds LLC.

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Apple lays out iOS in-app purchase settlement: full refunds and iTunes credits

06/24/2013, 09:06 am

Apple appears to have finalized the details of its settlement agreement for a class action suit over in-app purchases on iPhones and iPads, with the Cupertino company offering millions of dollars in refunds and iTunes credits.

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Tokyo court finds Samsung infringed on Apple's 'rubber-banding' patent

06/21/2013, 04:06 am

A Tokyo court on Friday ruled a number of Samsung's legacy smartphone models infringe on Apple's so-called "rubber-banding" or "bounce-back" patent, a hotly-contested property in the companies' ongoing worldwide patent struggle.

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Apple and DOJ present closing arguments in e-books antitrust trial

06/20/2013, 07:06 pm

The U.S. Department of Justice's case against Apple over alleged e-book price fixing came to an end on Thursday, with both sides presenting standard closing summations to Judge Denise Cote, each reiterating arguments asserted over the past two weeks.

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Apple, Amazon can't settle 'Appstore' issue as August trial looms

06/20/2013, 10:06 am

Discussions between Apple and Amazon have so far failed to resolve the two companies' dispute over Amazon's use of the term "Appstore," and the tech giants appear more likely than ever to face each other in court come August.

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Judge says 'issues have shifted' for DOJ e-book trial against Apple

06/19/2013, 06:06 pm

A U.S. District Court Judge presiding over the Department of Justice's antitrust trial against Apple made a cryptic statement on Wednesday, saying the "issues have shifted" after hearing two weeks worth of testimony from both parties.

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New patent lawsuit targets Apple over iPhone 5's call forwarding feature

06/19/2013, 03:06 pm

Apple is the target of yet another patent lawsuit, as a Texas-based telecommunications firm is suing the iPhone maker over the call forwarding feature built into the iPhone 4S and iPhone 5.

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Apple patent chief departs amid major ongoing IP lawsuits

06/19/2013, 11:06 am

The intellectual property expert who has served as Apple's head of Patent Licensing & Strategy, and who played a key role in its patent infringement suit against Samsung, has departed the company.

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DOJ e-books trial: Apple's Cue explains 'agency' contracts and pricing, denies culpability

06/17/2013, 06:06 pm

Apple's vice president of Internet Services and Software Eddy Cue retook the stand on Monday, looking to add clarity to U.S. Department of Justice allegations that the so-called agency model contracts the company signed with publishers caused an overall inflation in e-book pricing.

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Apple defense to take over in final days of e-book antitrust case

06/17/2013, 11:06 am

With just four days left in the U.S. government's antitrust case against Apple, the Department of Justice will rest and Apple's defense team will take over this week.

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DOJ e-books trial: Steve Jobs didn't initally want iBooks, Eddy Cue 'didn't care' about publishers' pricing

06/13/2013, 07:06 pm

Proceedings continued in the U.S. Department of Justice e-book antitrust suit against Apple on Thursday, with the company's SVP of Internet Software and Service Eddy Cue testifying that he "didn't care" what prices publishers set for content sold through the iBookstore.

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Samsung CEO says Galaxy S4 sales are fine, doesn't foresee patent truce with Apple

06/13/2013, 03:06 pm

Samsung CEO J.K. Shin had a lot to say this week, reassuring investors that the company's latest flagship smartphone is indeed selling well, while at the same time dismissing the notion that the company is anywhere close to détente with its chief rival, Apple.

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Apple earns 'huge win' against Samsung on rubber banding patent

06/13/2013, 02:06 pm

Key aspects of Apple's so-called "rubber banding" patent related to scrolling in iOS have been validated by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, marking a major victory for the company in its ongoing patent dispute against Samsung.

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US DOJ points to Steve Jobs email as 'smoking gun' in e-book trial [Update: email was draft]

06/12/2013, 06:06 pm

An email from late Apple cofounder Steve Jobs is being used by the U.S. Department of Justice to suggest the company was leaning on book publishers to push Amazon to the agency model, a main contention of the government in its e-book antitrust suit.

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Google exec's inconsistent testimony weakens DOJ case against Apple in e-book price fixing suit

06/06/2013, 11:06 pm

The U.S. Department of Justice on Thursday called a Google director to testify against Apple in its antitrust case over e-book price fixing, but the move proved unhelpful at best as the executive buckled under questioning.

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Amazon exec says Apple's agency model was designed to hinder Kindle

06/05/2013, 09:06 pm

During the third day of the U.S. Department of Justice's antitrust suit against Apple, a high ranking Amazon executive said the agency model used by Apple and five major book publishers was meant to slow down the success of online retailer's popular e-book reader.

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Apple argues diverse book publisher contracts prove non-collusion in DOJ suit

06/05/2013, 07:06 pm

Defending itself from U.S. Department of Justice allegations of e-book price fixing, Apple on Tuesday pointed to the diverse contract terms it made with five major publishing houses as evidence against purported conspiracy.

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