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Topic: lawsuits

DOJ says Apple responsible for setting up, executing e-book price fixing

05/15/2013, 02:05 am

In a set of court filings made public on Tuesday, the U.S. Department of Justice calls Apple out for being a facilitator in the supposed collusion with major publishers to fix e-book prices, while the Cupertino company denies the allegations, instead saying it drafted separate consumer-friendly agreements with each.

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Allegedly faulty iPhone 4 power button target of new class action lawsuit against Apple

05/14/2013, 05:05 pm

A Florida woman last week lodged a class action lawsuit complaint against Apple reagrding an issue with the iPhone 4's power button, saying the company continued sales of the handset despite knowing of the problem.

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Apple adds Samsung's Galaxy S4 to patent infringement suit

05/14/2013, 11:05 am

In a court filing on Monday, Apple extended its ongoing litigation struggle with Samsung, adding the company's recently released Galaxy S4 to the list of devices Apple says infringe on its patented designs.

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Apple wins 'iBooks' trademark case leveled by New York book publisher

05/09/2013, 08:05 pm

A U.S. district court judge on Wednesday handed down a summary pro-Apple judgement in a case involving the "iBooks" trademark, denying plaintiff Black Tower Press its request for injunctive relief and corresponding damages.

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Judge orders Google to hand over search documents in Samsung patent case

05/09/2013, 06:05 pm

Google on Thursday was ordered to acquiesce to Apple's request for information regarding what methods the search giant is using to sift through internal documents related to Android, with the resulting data being part of a second U.S. patent infringement suit against Samsung.

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Apple takes fight to Google, wants Android source code in Samsung lawsuit

05/08/2013, 11:05 am

The week has seen new turns in Apple's ongoing patent-based struggle against Google's Android operating system, as the iPhone maker attempted to pull the search giant deeper into the proceedings in one case while trying to keep Google out of the mix in another.

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German court strikes down Apple's customer data privacy rules

05/07/2013, 11:05 am

Apple's customer data sharing policies have been found by a German court to violate the country's consumer privacy protection laws, and the iPhone maker has been ordered to retool the way it deals with some consumer data.

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Smartphone companies, including Apple, have little to show for patent litigation

05/07/2013, 10:05 am

An all-out patent litigation war between the biggest players in the smartphone industry, including Apple, Samsung, Motorola and Microsoft, has yielded very little for all parties involved.

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EU rules Google's Motorola abused patents in seeking injunction against Apple

05/06/2013, 08:05 am

In a preliminary ruling, the European Commission has determined that Google's Motorola Mobility abused its dominance in mobile patents when it sought an injunction against Apple's iPhone in Germany.

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Judge orders narrowed Apple v. Samsung damages trial to start in November

04/30/2013, 03:04 am

Apple v. Samsung presiding Judge Lucy Koh on Monday entered a case management order calling for a new trial to recalculate the $450.5 million she found may have been incorrectly awarded by a jury last August.

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Apple escapes patent suit after US judge tosses complaint

04/29/2013, 09:04 am

A patent lawsuit brought by Golden Bridge Technology against Apple has failed in court, with a U.S. District Judge deciding that Apple isn't infringing on Golden Bridge's intellectual property.

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Apple may challenge $368M VirnetX patent suit ruling, SEC filing reveals

04/26/2013, 05:04 pm

A notation in Apple's latest Form 10-Q filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission reveals the company has not recorded a $368 million court ruling that awarded VirnetX damages for patent infringement as a loss, and suggests a challenge to the decision is in the works.

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Apple changes plans on VPN On Demand behavior, 'Always' option to stay unchanged for some devices

04/26/2013, 12:04 pm

Apple will not be changing the behavior of its VPN On Demand services for some iOS devices, despite having lost a $368 million judgment to VirnetX.

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Chinese court fines Apple $118K over e-book copyright violations

04/25/2013, 10:04 am

A Chinese court has ordered that Apple compensate three Chinese writers in the amount of $118,000 due to the tech giant's violation of their copyright over their works.

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iCloud push notifications may soon be restored in Germany after stay in Motorola trial

04/24/2013, 09:04 pm

After more than one year of going without email push notifications, Apple iCloud users in Germany may soon see a restoration of services as a high court on Wednesday stayed Motorola's patent trial against the iPhone maker.

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Apple's $15 settlement checks for iPhone 4 'antennagate' begin arriving

04/23/2013, 09:04 am

iPhone 4 owners who filed claims in a class-action lawsuit against Apple over the device's antenna have begun receiving $15 settlement checks in the mail.

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ITC throws out Motorola patent suit against Apple

04/22/2013, 06:04 pm

The U.S. International Trade Commission on Monday ended a two-and-a-half year patent suit leveraged by Motorola against Apple, throwing out the the case as the last of six patents-in-suit was found to be invalid.

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Penguin hopes to appease EU regulators by ending e-book deal with Apple

04/19/2013, 09:04 am

The nearly year and a half-long ebook antitrust investigation involving Apple and a handful of large publishers appears near an end, as Pearson's Penguin unit has offered to the European Commission to end the deals it made with Apple over ebook prices.

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Taiwanese authorities probing Samsung over 'dirty tricks' against HTC

04/17/2013, 03:04 pm

Taiwan's Fair Trade Commission has launched an inquiry into Samsung's business practices following allegations that the South Korean conglomerate hired people to post negative comments about HTC online.

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China porn app investigation targets Apple, others

04/17/2013, 10:04 am

Apple is the target of some salacious accusations in the Chinese media again, with an alleged pornography investigation making some observers wonder if this is the new normal for Apple in the world's biggest smartphone market.

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