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Qualcomm seeks to halt Apple's sales & manufacturing of iPhones in China

10/13/2017, 01:10 pm

Mobile chipmaker Qualcomm has filed multiple lawsuits in China, looking to block both sales and manufacturing of iPhones in the country -- something that would cripple Apple worldwide, if successful.

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Patent holding firm picks up Sony & Nokia IP, files suit against Apple

10/10/2017, 05:10 pm

Non-practicing entity Ironworks Patents has filed a lawsuit against Apple, hoping to claim up to 12.5 cents per iPhone for U.S. patents originally belonging to Sony and Nokia.

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Supreme Court asks Trump administration for thoughts on App Store pricing lawsuit

10/10/2017, 12:10 pm

The U.S. Supreme Court is asking the Trump administration for opinions on whether it should hear Apple's attempt to dismiss a years-long class-action lawsuit, which claims the company has inflated App Store prices by charging developers a 30 percent commission and blocking sales elsewhere.

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US Justice Department says Supreme Court should deny Samsung request for Apple v. Samsung review

10/05/2017, 01:10 pm

The U.S. Department of Justice on Thursday issued a recommendation against the Supreme Court reviewing a 2014 court verdict, which at the time awarded Apple almost $120 million for patent infringement by Samsung.

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Apple used Samsung to push for South Korean legal action, Qualcomm court filings claim

10/04/2017, 10:10 am

An unnamed Apple executive -- possibly Chief Executive Tim Cook -- allegedly asked Samsung to pressure South Korean antitrust regulators into intensifying their investigation into Qualcomm, with the ultimate goal of reducing royalty payments, according to Qualcomm court filings unearthed on Wednesday.

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Apple's foreign suits against Qualcomm can continue while US case ongoing, judge rules

09/08/2017, 05:09 pm

Apple's 11 international lawsuits against Qualcomm -- in places like China, Japan, and the UK -- can go on while an original U.S. case is underway, a U.S. federal judge ruled this week.

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South Korean court rejects Qualcomm request to suspend $912M antitrust ruling

09/04/2017, 10:09 am

In a move likely to aid Apple, a South Korean court has turned down a Qualcomm motion to suspend a December order by the Korea Fair Trade Commission, which leveled a $912.34 million fine against the chipmaker and directed it to fix how it handles patent licensing and chip sales.

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Court throws out lawsuit blaming lack of texting 'lock-out' technology in iPhone caused car accident

08/25/2017, 12:08 pm

A California judge has thrown out a suit brought against Apple by the father of a college student killed in a road accident by a texting driver, one where it was claimed Apple had failed to incorporate technology into the iPhone that would prevent it from working while the user is driving.

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Apple & Qualcomm squabble, lay out early arguments in San Diego court hearing

08/22/2017, 12:08 pm

Lawyers squared off in a San Diego federal court last Friday in an initial hearing of Apple's lawsuit against Qualcomm, with the latter standing accused of antitrust violations and breach of contract.

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Apple's Siri latest target in string of natural language patent lawsuits

08/18/2017, 07:08 pm

One-man company Word to Info on Friday expanded a string of patent lawsuits over natural language processing technology -- active cases involve Amazon, Google, Microsoft and Nuance -- to include Apple, taking specific aim at the tech titan's Siri virtual assistant.

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Lawsuit over Apple retail workers' unpaid bag checks may go to California Supreme Court

08/17/2017, 11:08 am

A class action suit over Apple store workers' unpaid time spent in bag checks may soon be headed to the California Supreme Court, after the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals appealed to the institution for guidance.

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US court puts Personal Audio's 'podcasting patent' to bed

08/07/2017, 08:08 pm

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit on Monday affirmed a Patent and Trademark Office finding to invalidate a notorious "podcasting patent" that "patent troll" Personal Audio used in lawsuits against big-name podcasters.

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Apple TV Remote app target of latest Uniloc patent lawsuit

08/02/2017, 08:08 pm

Continuing its withering legal barrage against Apple, so-called "patent troll" Uniloc on Wednesday filed a patent lawsuit claiming the Cupertino tech giant's Apple TV Remote app for iOS infringes on IP dating back to 1999.

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Judge gives greenlight to class action suit claiming Apple 'broke' FaceTime

07/31/2017, 12:07 pm

A class action lawsuit charging that Apple deliberately "broke" FaceTime on older iPhones can continue, a U.S. District judge has ruled, tossing out an Apple motion to dismiss.

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Apple's Nokia settlement includes $2B up-front cash payment

07/28/2017, 09:07 am

Nokia's second-quarter results were improved by a recent 1.7 billion euro ($2 billion) cash payment from Apple, helping to settle the two companies' patent fight, according to a report.

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Apple sued over Apple TV's 'What did he say,' other Siri voice control features

07/27/2017, 10:07 pm

Florida-based software company CustomPlay on Thursday filed a lawsuit against Apple claiming a fourth-generation Apple TV feature that allows users to control and interact with video content using Siri voice commands infringes on patented software technology.

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Wisconsin court orders Apple pay $506M for infringing on WARF patent

07/25/2017, 09:07 pm

A U.S. district court judge on Monday ruled Apple must pay $506 million in damages for infringing on a microprocessor technology IP owned by the University of Wisconsin-Madison's patent licensing body, adding $272 million to an initial $234 decision reached almost two years ago.

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Qualcomm says tech group 'misdirecting' ITC, maintains complaint against Apple is over IP

07/24/2017, 09:07 pm

Qualcomm on Monday responded to a letter filed in opposition to a bid to bar import of Apple iPhone models not using its modem chips, accusing a tech lobbying group of conducting a "coordinated effort aimed at misdirecting" trade regulators.

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Tech group backs Apple in Qualcomm's ITC complaint

07/20/2017, 07:07 pm

A lobbying group representing big tech industry players like Google and Intel sided with Apple in a filing delivered to the U.S. International Trade Commission, saying Qualcomm's bid to ban iPhone imports would hurt consumers.

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State Farm sues Apple over house fire allegedly caused by 'defective' iPhone

07/20/2017, 05:07 pm

U.S. insurance giant State Farm on Thursday filed a lawsuit against Apple alleging a "defective and unreasonably dangerous" iPhone 4S caused a house fire in Wisconsin in 2016.

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