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Topic: lawsuits

Samsung execs shown confidential Apple-Nokia patent license terms, allegedly misused information

10/03/2013, 03:10 am

It came to light on Wednesday that at least fifty Samsung employees retained access to highly confidential Apple-Nokia licensing terms originating from the Apple v. Samsung court trial, information that should not have been disclosed to anyone other than Samsung's outside counsel.

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Apple finally allowed to restore German iCloud push email after 19 months of litigation

10/02/2013, 06:10 am

German iCloud users were sent their first email push notifications in over a year and a half on Tuesday, as Apple was finally allowed to reactivate the feature after winning a stay on a 2012 injunction leveled by Google's Motorola.

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Apple's motion to intervene in Lodsys patent dispute thrown out by judge

09/29/2013, 11:09 pm

A Texas judge last week dismissed a motion that would have allowed Apple to intervene in patent-holding firm Lodsys' ongoing attacks against iOS app makers, hindering the Cupertino company's ability to protect developers that provide the backbone of its important iOS ecosystem.

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Apple secures rights to use 'iPhone' moniker in Brazil after successful court appeal

09/27/2013, 07:09 pm

Apple has finally cleared up a naming rights issue for the iPhone in Brazil after a judge ruled against a local company that claimed to have exclusive ownership of the moniker due to a trademark filed in 2000.

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Steve Jobs' original iPhone keynote video used to invalidate Apple patent in Germany

09/27/2013, 01:09 am

In an ironic twist to Apple's ongoing worldwide legal battles, a German patent court on Thursday invalidated an Apple property asserted against Google and Samsung because a video of Steve Jobs presenting the feature onstage predates the filing, and is thus considered prior art in the country.

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Japan court orders Apple to pay $3.3M for infringing on click wheel patent

09/26/2013, 05:09 pm

In a decision handed down by the Tokyo District Court on Thursday, Apple has been ordered to pay $3.3 million to a Japanese inventor for infringing on patents with technology involving the iPod click wheel.

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Apple's iPhone carrier contracts under investigation in France

09/25/2013, 09:09 am

French authorities have opened yet another investigation into Apple's business practices as the country's finance ministry begins probing contracts between Apple and its French carrier partners.

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Samsung accused of stealing product designs from appliance maker Dyson

09/10/2013, 11:09 am

Apple isn't the only major electronics maker to accuse Samsung of copying, as vacuum manufacturer Dyson has filed a new patent infringement suit against the South Korean company.

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EU regulators call for more Samsung concessions to end antitrust case

09/09/2013, 01:09 pm

Regulators in the European Union are calling for Samsung to offer greater concessions in order to head off a fine over antitrust violations in its ongoing patent disputes with Apple.

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Judge hits Apple with e-book injunction, requires external compliance monitor

09/06/2013, 10:09 am

On Friday, a federal judge barred Apple from entering into further price-fixing agreements with other parties, and also ordered the that the iPad maker bring on an external compliance monitor in order to ensure the company's iBookstore does not again violate antitrust laws.

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German court officially stays Google injunction of iCloud push email

09/03/2013, 10:09 pm

A German appeals court on Monday stayed the enforcement of an injunction Google's Motorola won against Apple's iCloud push email in the country, meaning services will likely resume in the near future.

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Apple's FaceTime workarounds for VirnetX patent suit causing complaints, costs $2.4M per month

08/30/2013, 06:08 pm

Modifications Apple has made to its FaceTime video calling service due to a lost patent lawsuit are reportedly causing complaints from customers, as well as a hefty $2.4 million per month fee for relay server costs.

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Publishers propose payout of $3 per NYT bestseller in e-book settlement

08/30/2013, 04:08 pm

Two of the publishers named as colluders with Apple in the Justice Department's iBookStore price fixing antitrust case against Apple have already begun contacting former customers, alerting them that a "plan of distribution" has been proposed to the court for a final settlement payout.

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Judge tosses lawsuit targeting allegedly faulty iPhone 4 power button

08/29/2013, 07:08 pm

A U.S. district court judge on Wednesday threw out a case leveled by two iPhone owners who claimed the allegedly "wiggly" power buttons of some iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S handsets are hazards to users.

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Patent 'trolls' hit Apple with 171 lawsuits in last 5 years

08/28/2013, 09:08 am

After being hit with 171 lawsuits from non-practicing intellectual property owning entities in the last five years, Apple has further solidified its place as the No. 1 target for so-called patent "trolls."

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E-books trial judge vows light injunction against Apple, plans to require external monitor

08/27/2013, 06:08 pm

The district court judge presiding over Apple's e-books antitrust case said on Tuesday that she plans to require the company take on an external antitrust monitor, but expects the final terms of the injunction to not restrict other facets of the iTunes business.

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Apple, Samsung do not have to publicly disclose profits, court rules

08/23/2013, 02:08 pm

Apple and Samsung will not have to publicly disclose the financial details both companies submitted to a U.S. court in the course of their ongoing patent litigation, according to a federal appeals panel.

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DOJ claims Apple's changes to in-app purchase rules were aimed at Amazon

08/23/2013, 01:08 pm

The Department of Justice on Friday revised their proposal to punish Apple for iBook antitrust violations, alleging that the Cupertino company lied to the government about the manner in which the App Store operates and that changes to rules governing in-app purchases were designed to cripple Amazon's competitive Kindle app.

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Three Apple patents being reexamined by USPTO on anonymous requests

08/21/2013, 05:08 pm

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has decided to comply with anonymous requests to reexamine a total of three Apple patents, all of which pertain to litigation with Samsung, with one also being asserted against Motorola in Florida.

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Antitrust suit alleging App Store monopoly tossed due to procedural blunder

08/15/2013, 06:08 pm

A lawsuit claiming Apple has a monopoly over apps sold through the iTunes App Store was thrown out on Thursday, with plaintiffs found to lack grounds for complaint as they had never purchased the apps in question.

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