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Apple & Amazon end exclusive audiobook deal to escape German antitrust complaints

01/19/2017, 09:01 am

Apple and Amazon have agreed to end a deal in which the latter's Audible division was the exclusive source of audiobooks for iTunes, putting an end to antitrust complaints by the German government.

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Class-action suit demands Apple add lock-out system to iPhone to prevent texting while driving

01/18/2017, 11:01 am

A new class action lawsuit filed in California seeks to force Apple into adding features to the iPhone that will help prevent drivers from texting while behind the wheel, while also alleging Apple is putting profit before consumer safety.

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FTC lawsuit accuses Qualcomm of forcing Apple to buy wireless chips in exchange for better royalties [u]

01/17/2017, 04:01 pm

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission launched a lawsuit against Qualcomm on Tuesday, accusing the company of forcing Apple into an exclusive deal to buy its baseband chips.

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Lawsuit accuses Apple's iMessages of violating 2002 point-of-sale patent

01/16/2017, 11:01 am

A new patent infringement lawsuit accuses Apple and its iMessage service of violating a 15-year-old patent -- one related to the recording and playback of voice messages over a network.

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US appeals court reopens Apple v. Samsung iPhone design suit in wake of Supreme Court ruling

01/13/2017, 12:01 pm

In the aftermath of a critical Supreme Court ruling, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has reopened a long-standing Apple lawsuit accusing Samsung of copying the iPhone's design.

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Nokia expands number of patent suits against Apple in escalating battle

12/22/2016, 03:12 pm

Nokia on Thursday said it has increased the number of patent suits launched against Apple from 32 to 40, spread across 11 countries, including the U.S. and parts of Asia and Europe.

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Jury awards Core Wireless $7.3M in damages for Apple patent infringement

12/15/2016, 04:12 pm

On Thursday, a jury for the U.S. District Court for Northern California found Apple to be infringing on two patents owned by Core Wireless, related to various cellular connection standards like GSM and LTE.

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Apple asks Beijing court to lift iPhone 6 sales ban, reverse patent infringement ruling

12/08/2016, 02:12 am

Apple on Wednesday appeared in Chinese court to defend its iPhone 6 from patent infringement charges leveled by now insolvent tech firm Shenzhen Baili, arguing that the Beijing Intellectual Property Office defied legal convention in its decision to ban sales of the device.

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Supreme Court sides with Samsung over Apple, says payments shouldn't cover whole device profits [u]

12/06/2016, 10:12 am

In a unanimous decision, the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled in favor of Samsung in a long-running dispute with Apple, arguing that design patents can only cover components of a smartphone, and not the entire product. [Updated with Apple statement]

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Apple employee labor law violation class action suit starts Tuesday in CA

10/17/2016, 03:10 pm

A class action suit filed by current and former Apple employees over nine years -- numbering over 20,000 class members -- starts on Tuesday.

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US Supreme Court shows flexibility in first day of Samsung v. Apple case

10/11/2016, 04:10 pm

In hearing oral arguments from Apple and Samsung, justices for the U.S. Supreme Court hinted at some willingness to consider Samsung's position as it fights for reduced damages in a case over infringed iPhone design patents.

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Apple & Samsung to bring legal battle to US Supreme Court on Tuesday

10/10/2016, 09:10 am

In its first case over design patents in some 120 years, the U.S. Supreme Court will tackle the outcome of the biggest Apple v. Samsung lawsuit on Tuesday, as Samsung looks to reduce the scope of damages owed.

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Three more lawfirms join class action over 'touch disease' affecting iPhone 6

10/09/2016, 07:10 pm

An additional three lawfirms are now participating in a class action suit first launched in August, which accused Apple of failing to acknowledge or do free repairs for a so-called "touch disease" affecting some owners of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus.

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Apple ordered to pay $302.4M in damages to VirnetX in patent retrial

10/01/2016, 12:10 am

A federal jury on Friday found Apple's FaceTime product in infringement of patents owned by non-practicing entity VirnetX, a decision that will cost Apple more than $302 million in damages.

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Patent holder Acacia wins $22.1M judgement against Apple

09/16/2016, 01:09 pm

A federal jury has ruled in favor of Acacia Research, awarding a subsidiary of the patent licensing firm $22.1 million in damages from Apple for the latter's violation of a cellular networking patent.

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VirnetX patents ruled invalid ahead of retrial in ongoing legal battle with Apple

09/13/2016, 09:09 am

Four patents VirnetX said were infringed by Apple have been deemed invalid by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, something which could potentially be a major setback in an upcoming retrial.

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Samsung says Apple's Supreme Court position could encourage abuse of patent system

09/01/2016, 03:09 pm

Preparing for its upcoming battle with Apple at the U.S. Supreme Court, Samsung this week submitted a written argument suggesting that Apple's position could open the door to deep abuses of the American patent system.

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Appeals court dismisses FTC lawsuit over AT&T throttling 'unlimited' data

08/29/2016, 06:08 pm

On Monday the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ordered the dismissal of a 2014 Federal Trade Commission lawsuit against AT&T, which had accused the company of misleading marketing in throttling data plans it sold to the public as "unlimited."

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New lawsuit accuses Apple of turning blind eye to 'touch disease' on iPhone 6 & 6 Plus

08/29/2016, 03:08 pm

A new class action lawsuit against Apple claims that the company has been aware of the so-called "touch disease" on 2014 iPhones for some time, and unfairly refused to repair affected devices at no cost.

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Apple wins appeal in Time Machine tech patent infringement suit

08/16/2016, 03:08 pm

Apple has emerged victorious in a court struggle that targeted Time Machine for Mac, successfully arguing to the court that its technology did not infringe on the work of longstanding PC backup service provider Farstone.

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