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Qualcomm faces more antitrust scrutiny in Germany over iPhone modem lawsuits

09/12/2018, 10:09 am

Qualcomm is facing increased scrutiny in Europe, with more preliminary investigations being made against the company over antitrust issues, due to a complaint from Apple earlier this year that alleges Qualcomm is using patent lawsuits in Germany as a means to monopolize part of the iPhone supply chain.

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Apple escapes most punitive measures in VirnetX FaceTime, VPN trial

09/05/2018, 09:09 am

The contents of a final judgement in the long-running patent case between non-practicing entity VirnetX and Apple have been unsealed, revealing that while both companies had motions denied by the court, VirnetX was granted only half the "sunset royalty" it demanded and was refused an embargo on sales and imports.

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Apple, Google, Twitter, Facebook accused of suppressing political content in lawsuit

08/30/2018, 08:08 am

Apple and a number of other tech companies are being sued by a watchdog organization over claims of content censorship, following after President Donald Trump publicly accused online services of bias against republican news outlets and other publications.

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Woman sues feds over data retention after iPhone seized at border

08/24/2018, 11:08 am

An American Muslim woman has filed suit after, she claims, agents at Newark Airport took her iPhone after she refused to unlock it. At issue is data that she believes the agents copied and retained, including photos of her in "a state of undress."

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Lawsuit takes aim at Google for constant location history tracking

08/21/2018, 08:08 am

A man from San Diego has launched a class action suit versus Google over the recent discovery that the company's iOS and Android apps continue to track a user's location even if Location History is disabled, calling the unwanted tracking a breach of the user's privacy.

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Apple sued over claims website is inaccessible to visually impaired users

08/20/2018, 10:08 am

Apple has become the target of a new lawsuit, one that claims the iPhone producer's website is violating the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) by not being fully accessible to blind or visually-impaired consumers, due to the way the website itself is coded.

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Qualcomm demands Intel share documents for iPhone and iPad modems

08/01/2018, 09:08 am

In a continuation of its U.S. International Trade Commission patent fight with Apple over radio communications, Qualcomm has filed a motion for Intel to hand over documentation relating to cellular modem designs used in iPhones, claiming Intel has dragged its heels in providing the documents it had previously agreed to produce.

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New lawsuit claims Apple infringed on lead-free solder alloy patent in iPhones

07/18/2018, 08:07 pm

In the latest patent infringement suit against Apple, Singapore Asahi Chemical & Solder Industries PTE Ltd. has brought suit in Ohio, alleging that the company infringed on its solder patent in the manufacturing of several different iPhones.

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Patent troll sues Apple over Siri's internet access, seeking licensing deal

07/12/2018, 07:07 am

Another non-practicing entity has filed suit against Apple and is taking issue with the company's use of network calls to enhance Siri's responses to users.

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Apple sued by patent troll over 'Do Not Disturb While Driving' tech

07/11/2018, 10:07 am

Apple has become the subject of a new lawsuit from a patent troll, with SMTM Technology claiming Apple's Do Not Disturb While Driving feature for iOS 11 infringes on a similar patent concerning driving-detection and automated responses bought by the company.

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Qualcomm's bid to block iPhone imports 'magnifies' antitrust practices, consumers contend

06/28/2018, 09:06 pm

A group of consumers suing Qualcomm over alleged antitrust practices on Thursday filed a motion to prevent the chipmaker from obtaining a U.S. International Trade Commission exclusion order targeting iPhones with Intel modems, saying an import ban would simply amplify anticompetitive behavior.

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Supreme Court will hear Apple's appeal about iPhone App Store antitrust suit

06/18/2018, 10:06 am

The Supreme Court has decided that it will hear Apple's appeal regarding a contentious judgement allowing a seven-year-old antitrust case about the iOS App Store to continue.

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Samsung, Micron, Hynix sued for alleged DRAM price fixing

04/27/2018, 05:04 pm

Another class action lawsuit has been filed, alleging that Samsung, Hynix, and Micron conspired to limit the supply of memory, keeping consumer prices artificially high as a result.

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Apple sued for $15,000 over injuries sustained in Apple Store evacuation drill

04/26/2018, 04:04 pm

Not long after the Pulse nightclub massacre in Orlando, Fla., a botched evacuation during an active shooter drill at the Florida Mall Apple Store location led to injuries -- and now a lawsuit.

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WiseWear Chapter 11 bankruptcy blamed on Apple's decision to deactivate Apple Watch diagnostic port

03/02/2018, 04:03 pm

WiseWear, a San Antonio wearable device startup, blames Apple for causing it to file for bankruptcy on Wednesday, claiming the decision to deactivate the Apple Watch diagnostic port caused patents it held to reduce in value, in turn causing it to fail to raise $2 million in funding.

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Apple Music, Beats under legal attack over third-party licensing practices

12/17/2017, 07:12 pm

A musician apparently disgruntled at how Beats Music and Apple Music has handled its streaming obligations is looking to fire up a class action suit, and is accusing Apple of intentionally deleting records and under-counting downloads and streams in order to pay artists less -- or not at all.

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Israel-based Corephotonics sues Apple over iPhone 7 Plus and iPhone 8 Plus dual-lens camera

11/07/2017, 02:11 pm

Israel-bases company Corephotonics has sued Apple, alleging that the iPhone manufacturer has used four of its patents surrounding dual-camera technology in the iPhone 7 Plus and iPhone 8 Plus without permission or licensing.

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Apple's $119.6 million victory in iPhone utility patent battle with Samsung finally upheld

11/06/2017, 02:11 pm

The U.S. Supreme Court has refused to hear a Samsung appeal over slide-to-unlock, text prediction, and other utility patents of Apple's that it was found to have used, and a $119.6 million dollar ruling is still in place.

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Apple accused of sharing Qualcomm's software secrets with Intel in new lawsuit

11/02/2017, 02:11 pm

Qualcomm has once again escalated the legal war with Apple surrounding modem chips in the iPhone and iPad, with the chip manufacturer now claiming that Apple is in breach of contract because of how it works with Intel -- and what software has been shared with the competition.

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Apple and Samsung headed back to court for iPhone patent damages retrial

10/23/2017, 08:10 am

The first Apple versus Samsung smartphone trial is headed back to the courtroom again, with the presiding judge ordering a new trial to determine damages for Samsung's willful violation of Apple's design patents in an early round of smartphones because of a century-old law overturned by the U.S. Supreme Court.

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