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Topic: lawsuits

Qualcomm dealt early blow in second ITC action against Apple

09/19/2018, 02:09 am

Qualcomm's second U.S. International Trade Commission complaint against Apple is not going as planned. Staff for the agency this week issued a recommendation that found none of the chipmaker's remaining patents-in-suit infringed, adding that an iPhone import ban would adversely impact the cellular modem market.

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Qualcomm legal strategy backfires, Apple handed win in patent trial early motions

09/07/2018, 09:09 am

Qualcomm has been accused of performing a "tactical" error in its ongoing patent fight against Apple, with a magistrate judge highlighting the chip producer's mistake in not making counterclaims, an error that it Qualcomm failed to correct in pre-trial motions.

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Apple loses bid for new trial in VirnetX case, appeal still possible

08/30/2018, 08:08 pm

A federal judge on Thursday denied Apple's motion for a new trial in a long-running patent case leveled by non-practicing entity VirnetX, a suit that left the iPhone maker on the hook for $502.6 million.

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Apple ordered to pay WiLAN $145M for infringing two patents

08/01/2018, 11:08 pm

After a decade of unsuccessful lawsuits against Apple, non-practicing entity WiLAN was handed a rare win on Wednesday when a federal jury ordered the tech giant to pay $141.1 million for infringement of two owned properties.

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New patent lawsuit targets Apple over voice control tech in Siri- & HomeKit-enabled devices

07/26/2018, 11:07 pm

A fellow Californian company, SpeakWare, on Thursday filed a lawsuit against Apple, accusing the iPhone maker of violating a U.S. voice control patent.

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Apple versus Samsung patent trial finally completely over

06/27/2018, 03:06 pm

Apple and Samsung on Wednesday at last concluded their long-running fight over several iPhone patents, with both parties agreeing to settle remaining claims and counterclaims.

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Supreme Court rules police always need warrant for cell tower location data

06/22/2018, 12:06 pm

In a critical decision for iPhone owners, the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that police must obtain a warrant if they want to look at location data gleaned from cell towers.

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Apple seeks to invalidate Qualcomm patents amid global legal battle

06/21/2018, 07:06 pm

Apple waded into familiar ground as its legal struggle with Qualcomm advances, and on Thursday filed petitions with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to cancel four patents owned by the iPhone modem supplier.

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US iPhone imports imperiled as ITC hears Qualcomm complaint

06/15/2018, 08:06 pm

The first of more than a dozen legal actions between Apple and Qualcomm went to trial in Washington, D.C., on Friday, where U.S. International Trade Commission staff issued a recommendation that the presiding trade judge find the iPhone maker in infringement of Qualcomm IP.

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What you need to know about Apple's and Qualcomm legal fight over cell phone modems

06/11/2018, 12:06 pm

The legal battle between Apple and one of its cellular modem suppliers, Qualcomm, is set to really get going soon by way of three critical hearings in the U.S., Germany, and China. Here's what you need to know about the case, and how it could potentially impact Apple -- and you.

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Startup seeks $200,000 from Apple over 'stolen' Shortcuts app icon

06/07/2018, 09:06 pm

Apple's iOS 12 operating system, unveiled earlier this week, is already the target of a $200,000 legal overture alleging the design of the tech giant's new Shortcuts app icon was cribbed from the logo of tech startup Shift.

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Class action claims all Apple Watches are defective

06/07/2018, 09:06 am

The latest lawsuit over alleged defects in Apple products contends that the company owes $5 million in damages, because all Apple Watches are defective by design.

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VoIP-Pal again accuses Apple of patent infringement with FaceTime, iMessage, Wi-Fi Calling in iPhone

05/25/2018, 02:05 pm

Patent holder VoIP-Pal has launched a new set of lawsuits against Apple, once more accusing the iPhone maker of infringing a collection of four voice over IP patents with the iMessage, FaceTime, and Wi-Fi Calling functions.

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Samsung owes Apple $539M for infringing on iPhone patents, jury finds

05/24/2018, 05:05 pm

Jurors in the latest courtroom battle between Apple and Samsung have delivered their verdict siding with Apple, deciding Samsung needs to pay Apple $533 million for infringing utility and design patents relating to the iPhone with its own devices.

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Lawsuit over Apple's Powerbeats3 battery, sweat resistance given partial go-ahead

05/23/2018, 01:05 pm

A U.S. judge has given the greenlight to a lawsuit against Apple over its Powerbeats2 and 3 headphones, but only if some amendments to the complaint are made.

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UK iPhone privacy lawsuit seeks up to $4.29B from Google

05/21/2018, 08:05 am

A U.K. lawsuit against Google for bypassing iPhone Web tracking safeguards now includes 4.4 million people listed as plaintiffs, and is aiming for up to 3.2 billion pounds ($4.29 billion) in damages.

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Apple and Samsung rest cases patent damages trial, jury to decide on Monday

05/19/2018, 02:05 am

Lawyers in the -- maybe -- final Apple v. Samsung trial presented their respective closing arguments on Friday, with Apple fighting to persuade jurors that Samsung's infringement of two utility and three design patents is worth more than $1 billion. Samsung argues it should pay $28 million, at most.

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Original Mac designer Susan Kare takes stand in Apple v. Samsung trial

05/17/2018, 12:05 am

Two Apple expert witnesses took the stand in the recently restarted Apple v. Samsung patent trial on Wednesday, with lawyers on each side disputing how Samsung should pay for infringing on three Apple design patents.

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Apple and EFF secure podcasting win as Supreme Court refuses case from patent troll

05/15/2018, 11:05 am

Wrapping up a long-running patent fight over podcasts, the U.S. Supreme Court has refused to hear Personal Audio v. Electronic Frontier Foundation, handing victory over to the latter -- and by extension, companies like Apple and Google.

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Apple agrees to settlement in shareholder derivative complaint over e-book antitrust case [u]

05/07/2018, 10:05 pm

More than two years after Apple was forced to pay out $450 million to resolve an e-books antitrust case, the company is looking to close the book on the long-running debacle, and on Monday informed shareholders that it has agreed to stipulations for settlement of a lingering derivative complaint.

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