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Topic: lawsuits

OpenTV sues Apple over iTunes content streaming technology

05/05/2015, 06:05 pm

Interactive digital television firm OpenTV on Tuesday filed suit against Apple for alleged infringement of five patents relating to storing and delivering digital content to personal electronic devices.

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Apple's feud with antitrust monitor continues; company accused of not cooperating in iBooks oversight

04/16/2015, 01:04 pm

Tension between Apple and its court-appointed antitrust monitor continues to mount, as Michael Bromwich has accused the iPad maker of reducing its cooperating with his reviews of the company.

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European Commission charges Google with multiple antitrust violations

04/15/2015, 11:04 am

Search giant Google has run once again into the welcoming embrace of European regulators, finding itself in the European Commission's crosshairs over allegations that it favors its own services unfairly with Android and web search products.

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USPTO invalidates podcasting patent, kneecaps 'patent troll'

04/10/2015, 08:04 pm

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Friday handed down a final decision invalidating key claims of a so-called "podcasting patent" assigned to Personal Audio, LLC, which was in the midst of leveraging the IP against multiple podcasters.

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Samsung patent review may undermine $533M Smartflash verdict against Apple

04/03/2015, 03:04 pm

Samsung has asked the US Patent and Trademark Office to review two Smartflash patents, a move that could potentially absolve Apple of paying $532.9 million in damages following a Smartflash court victory in February.

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ITC to investigate Apple on allegations of Ericsson patent infringement

03/30/2015, 07:03 pm

Following formal complaints by Ericsson, the U.S. International Trade Commission on Monday showed intent to launch an investigation into Apple's potentially illegal use of patented LTE technology.

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Apple moves to dismiss lawsuit over 'misleading' iOS device capacity claims

03/26/2015, 08:03 pm

Apple on Wednesday filed a motion to dismiss a class action lawsuit that claims the company misrepresented to consumers the amount of storage space iOS 8 uses in newly shipped iPhone and iPad devices, noting plaintiffs failed to provide evidence of fraud.

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Italian prosecutors complete probe into Apple over $964M in unpaid taxes, could pave way for trial

03/23/2015, 09:03 pm

Apple could potentially face trial in Italy after prosecutors there recently finished a probe into claims that the company's crafty accounting led to more than 879 million euros ($964 million) in unpaid corporate taxes.

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Apple dodges $100M lawsuit over alleged infringement of wireless tech patents

03/16/2015, 11:03 pm

A U.S. federal court jury on Monday found Apple not to have infringed on wireless technology patents asserted by Canadian licensing firm Conversant Technologies, which sought damages totaling $100 million for the alleged misuse.

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Apple seeks dismissal of A123 lawsuit over alleged employee poaching

03/10/2015, 07:03 pm

Apple on Tuesday filed a motion to dismiss a lawsuit leveled by battery maker A123 over alleged poaching activities, saying the complaint failed to meet certain legal requirements.

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Apple finds sympathetic ear in fight to remove antitrust monitor Bromwich

03/10/2015, 05:03 pm

The Second U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New York on Tuesday heard Apple's arguments to dislodge lawyer Michael Bromwich from his position as external antitrust monitor, with one judge voicing concern over the methods used in his investigation.

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Judges skeptical Apple suffered irreparable harm from Samsung patent infringement

03/04/2015, 06:03 pm

Apple's litigious crusade against Samsung trundled along in U.S. appellate court on Wednesday, but judges were skeptical of an argument claiming continued patent infringement by Samsung is causing Apple irreparable harm.

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Judge approves $415M settlement in 'no-poach' class-action case involving Apple, Google, others

03/04/2015, 03:03 pm

Apple, Google and other parties accused of being involved in an illegal "no-poach" employee policy may be on the verge of settling the class-action complaint, after the judge overseeing the lawsuit has given initial approval for their proposed $415 million settlement.

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Apple discussing settlement with battery maker over alleged employee poaching

03/03/2015, 07:03 pm

In a court filing on Tuesday, Apple informed a Massachusetts federal judge that it is in discussions with A123 Systems to settle out of court a lawsuit claiming Apple poached the battery maker's key engineers for a secret internal project.

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Apple, Google no-poach settlement reportedly on road to approval

03/02/2015, 07:03 pm

At a hearing on Monday, District Court Judge Lucy Koh appeared satisfied with a $415 million proposal from Apple, Google and two other Silicon Valley tech companies to settle allegations that anti-poaching agreements artificially capped employee wages.

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Ericsson unloads legal barrage against Apple in ongoing patent licensing dispute

02/27/2015, 04:02 am

Mobile systems heavyweight Ericsson plans to escalate its patent licensing case against Apple with a salvo of federal lawsuits and U.S. International Trade Commission complaints, requesting both damages and injunctions against the Cupertino company's devices.

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Fresh off $533M victory, Smartflash files another patent suit against Apple

02/26/2015, 03:02 pm

Just one day after Smartflash won a $533 million jury decision against Apple, the intellectual property holder filed yet another patent case against the company seeking even more damages for alleged infringement.

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Jury orders Apple to pay $533M for infringing gaming patents

02/25/2015, 12:02 am

A U.S. federal jury in Texas ordered Apple to pay $532.9 million in damages on Tuesday after it found the company's iTunes digital media purchasing and distribution system in infringement of three patents held by licensing firm Smartflash.

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Apple poached battery manufacturer employees for own project, lawsuit alleges

02/18/2015, 07:02 pm

A new lawsuit filed in early February claims Apple poached workers with proprietary information vital to battery manufacturer A123 Systems' operations in an attempt to build out its own competing battery division in California.

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Report alleges iBooks antitrust monitor has committed 'major abuse' against Apple

02/17/2015, 02:02 pm

A scathing critique of Michael Bromwich, the lawyer overseeing Apple after it lost an iBooks antitrust lawsuit, alleges that he has unfairly billed the company some $2.65 million for investigative practices that have gone well beyond the initial intent of his role.

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