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Topic: lawsuit

Apple's AuthenTec buy already being investigated for class-action suit

07/27/2012, 06:07 pm

Following the announcement of Apple's purchase of AuthenTec on Friday, a pair of law firms are "investigating" the security company's board of directors for possible breaches of fiduciary responsibility.


Apple wins stay on posting 'Samsung did not copy iPad' UK notice

07/26/2012, 10:07 pm

Apple on Thursday won a reprieve on a court order requiring the company to post notices on all its EU websites as well as a number of print publications proclaiming Samsung's Galaxy Tab does not infringe on iPad design patents.


Apple loses bid to transfer Kodak suit out of bankruptcy court, patent sell-off to proceed

07/26/2012, 09:07 pm

A judge on Thursday denied Apple's request to transfer its patent dispute with Kodak to a New York district court, a venue change that could have hindered plans to sell off patents from the bankrupt photography company's lucrative portfolio.


Apple denied German injunction of Galaxy Nexus, Galaxy Tab 10.1N

07/26/2012, 05:07 pm

Coming on the heels of an Apple-won EU-wide sales ban of Samsung's Galaxy Tab 7.7, a German court on Thursday ruled that the Galaxy Nexus smartphone and Galaxy Tab 10.1N do not infringe on the Cupertino-based company's patents and are therefore not subject to a sales ban.


Apple, Samsung briefs yield overview of upcoming trial

07/26/2012, 12:07 am

Apple and Samsung on Wednesday laid bare their respective patent claims and arguments in a pair of court briefs for the high-stakes patent trial set to begin proceedings on Monday, July 30.


Samsung's evidence destruction will be factor in upcoming trial

07/25/2012, 04:07 pm

A federal judge on Wednesday agreed with Apple's request to inform jurors of Samsung's practice of routinely destroying documents which may have been germane to the two companies' California court case scheduled to start next week.


Apple wins EU-wide ban on Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7, loses Galaxy Tab 10.1N appeal

07/24/2012, 05:07 am

A German court on Tuesday extended Apple's injunction against Samsung's Galaxy Tab 7.7 to encompass the entire E.U. but at the same time denied a similar appeal from the iPad maker to block sales of the larger Galaxy Tab 10.1N.


Patent holding company NTP settles with Apple, others over e-mail patent

07/23/2012, 09:07 pm

Apple, Google and a number of other huge technology companies have settled a suit with so-called "patent troll" NTP relating to a wireless e-mail patent that was previously used to harvest $612.5 million from RIM in 2006.


Apple and Samsung drop more claims ahead of July 30 trial

07/23/2012, 08:07 pm

Apple and Samsung on Monday further whittled down assertions in an attempt to streamline their respective cases to only core arguments ahead of an upcoming high-profile California jury trial.


No resolution between Apple and Samsung CEOs at pre-trial mediation

07/23/2012, 07:07 pm

Apple CEO Tim Cook met with Samsung Vice Chairman Choi Gee-sung and mobile head Shin Jong-Kyun last Monday to hash out the two companies' patent dispute in court-directed talks, but disagreements on patent worth halted the discussion.


DoJ dismisses pro-Apple arguments in defense of e-book settlement terms

07/23/2012, 06:07 pm

In a response to 868 public comments regarding its Apple e-book price fixing case, the U.S. Department of Justice on Monday released a statement saying it will not modify the terms of a proposed settlement and alleges that Amazon's dominant market position has been overstated.


Apple, Google appeal dismissal of Apple v. Motorola suit

07/21/2012, 10:07 pm

Both Apple and Google on Friday filed appeals to Judge Richard Posner's June decision to dismiss Apple v. Motorola, a case that has been in litigation since 2010.


Kodak loses patent case against Apple, RIM

07/21/2012, 10:07 pm

The U.S. International Trade Commission on Friday dismissed a Kodak lawsuit against both Apple and Research in Motion that claimed the two companies infringed on a patent regarding previewing images with a digital camera.


Judge denies two more Samsung proposals ahead of jury trial

07/20/2012, 09:07 pm

Judge Lucy Koh on Friday denied two Samsung-proposed definitions of disputed Apple patent tems, and instead ended up using wording taken directly from the iPhone maker's original patent filing to describe the claims.


Court denies second Samsung attempt to stay Galaxy Tab injunction

07/19/2012, 04:07 pm

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit on Thursday denied two more Samsung motions to stay an Apple-won preliminary injunction against the Galaxy Tab.


Senator says Apple e-book suit could destroy publishing industry

07/18/2012, 09:07 pm

In a Wall Street Journal editorial on Wednesday Senator Charles Schumer (D-NY) warned the U.S. Department of Justice that its suit against Apple and two major publishers could "wipe out the publishing industry as we know it" by allowing Amazon to regain a monopoly share of the market.


Portuguese consumer group to sue Apple over AppleCare

07/18/2012, 05:07 am

The Portuguese Association for Consumer Protection (DECO) announced intentions to move forward with a lawsuit against Apple over information provided on the company's website which allegedly misleads buyers into purchasing the add-on AppleCare Protection Plan.


Apple, Samsung bids for secrecy denied in patent suit

07/18/2012, 01:07 am

In an order handed down late Tuesday U.S. District Court Judge Lucy Koh rejected requests from Apple and Samsung to keep sensitive company data from being released to the public saying that both companies "overdesignated" what documents should be kept confidential.


Apple countersued by HTC over two recently-purchased HP patents

07/17/2012, 07:07 pm

It was reported on Tuesday that HTC is bringing counterclaims against Apple over two HP patents the Taiwanese smartphone maker recently acquired to help fight its legal battle with the Cupertino tech giant.


Apple, Samsung file first joint set of disputed jury instructions

07/15/2012, 09:07 pm

In a 361-page joint filing late Friday Apple and Samsung laid out their respective objections to the opposing party's preliminary jury instructions for the upcoming district court patent trial scheduled for the end of July.