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Topic: lawsuits

Apple seeks dismissal of iPhone App Store monopoly lawsuit

03/06/2013, 08:03 am

Apple has asked for the dismissal of a 2011 suit that claims the company has a monopoly over applications available for download on the iPhone.

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Notes from Steve Jobs' biographer will not be used in DoJ e-book case against Apple

03/05/2013, 08:03 pm

The U.S. Department of Justice decided last week that it would not incorporate notes taken by Apple cofounder Steve Jobs' biographer into its antitrust case, which is targeting the Cupertino company over alleged e-book price fixing.

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Apple's settlement over in-app purchasing inches closer to approval, may include 23M refunds

03/01/2013, 09:03 pm

Apple's proposed settlement over in-app purchases made by unwitting children was discussed in a court hearing on Friday, with counsel for both parties hammering out how the Cupertino company will mete out refunds.

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Greenlight Capital drops lawsuit against Apple over $137B cash reserves

03/01/2013, 12:03 pm

After making waves with a lawsuit and public push for Apple to issue preferred stock, Greenlight Capital withdrew its complaint from court on Friday.

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Apple says iPhone tracking lawsuit doesn't demonstrate harm

03/01/2013, 10:03 am

Apple is looking to block a class action lawsuit that claims the company wrongfully collected and distributed data from millions of customers' mobile devices, on the grounds that the plaintiffs in the case cannot prove their claims.

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UK judge who said Apple lacked integrity hired by Samsung [u]

02/28/2013, 09:02 am

The UK judge who ordered Apple to issue multiple statements saying that Samsung didn't copy the design of the iPad has been hired on by Samsung to act as an expert in an ITC investigation.

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Samsung loses 3G wireless patent case against Apple's iPhone in Japan [u]

02/28/2013, 03:02 am

A Japanese court on Thursday handed down a favorable ruling for Apple in a lawsuit filed by Samsung, which alleged the Cupertino company misused certain 3G wireless patents in versions of the iPhone.

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$368 million VirnetX court victory over Apple upheld

02/27/2013, 09:02 am

A judge in U.S. District Court has upheld a $368.2 million prior judgment against Apple in a suit with VirnetX, finding that Apple infringed networking patents with its FaceTime video chat feature.

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Samsung questions whether Apple can patent beauty in Australian court case

02/26/2013, 10:02 pm

Apple and Samsung's ongoing international patent struggle took a novel turn in Australian Federal Court on Wednesday, with Samsung's counsel questioning whether Apple's claims to "beauty" and "elegance" in its iOS interface is enough to justify an enforceable patent.

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Apple settles lawsuit over in-app purchasing by kids with $5 iTunes credits

02/25/2013, 07:02 pm

Apple on Monday agreed to settle a lawsuit leveled by a group of parents who sued the company after their children spent large amounts of money on in-app purchases, with the company planning to dole out $5 iTunes gift cards, the same amount in cash, or a full refund if the initial charge was over $30.

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Apple and Samsung's Australian case so large it calls for 'unprecedented' two-judge system

02/25/2013, 05:02 am

Apple and Samsung returned to Australian court on Monday to continue their years long patent battle, though a consolidation of patent claims has necessitated two federal court judges to hear the case, something that has reportedly never been done in the country.

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German court stays Samsung v. Apple 'VoiceOver' suit, could result in patent invalidity

02/22/2013, 08:02 pm

The Mannheim Regional Court on Friday ordered a stay on a Samsung lawsuit against Apple, citing a parallel nullity case that could invalidate the Korean company's patent being asserted against the iPhone's VoiceOver functionality.

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Apple and Samsung ordered to narrow claims in upcoming lawsuit

02/21/2013, 06:02 pm

A U.S. federal judge on Thursday ordered Apple and Samsung to pare down their respective cases in a patent suit slated to start in 2014, saying that both parties should know what assertions are strongest after battling in court for over a year.

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Greenlight pushes Apple to offer 'iPref' preferred shares

02/21/2013, 03:02 pm

Ahead of Apple's annual shareholder meeting, Greenlight Capital presented its sales pitch to investors for Apple to offer preferred stock shares or, as hedge fund manager David Einhorn referred to them, "iPrefs."

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Brazilian lawsuit accuses Apple of 'planned obsolescence' with fourth-gen iPad

02/21/2013, 12:02 pm

Apple's legal troubles in Brazil grew on Thursday, as news emerged that the company has been hit with a class-action suit alleging that the quick release of the fourth-generation iPad constitutes "planned obsolescence" with regard to its predecessor.

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Preferred stock seen as Apple's chance to 'seize the opportunity' and reverse losses

02/21/2013, 09:02 am

Apple now has a chance to reverse recent losses and boost its share price by providing even more of its cash reserves to investors, one analyst believes.

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Greenlight's Einhorn to address Apple shareholders directly in conference call

02/20/2013, 09:02 pm

David Einhorn, whose Greenlight Capital hedge fund is suing Apple in hopes of garnering preferred stock, will hold a conference call with the Cupertino, Calif., company's stockholders on Thursday to discuss an upcoming proxy vote.

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Apple likely to have broken SEC rules with 'bundled' proxy proposals, judge says

02/19/2013, 11:02 pm

The federal judge presiding over Greenlight's suit against Apple said that the hedge fund's case has a "likelihood of success," agreeing that the Cupertino company probably broke Securities and Exchange Commission rules when it placed three items into one proxy proposition.

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Apple and Samsung identify all infringing devices in Galaxy Nexus patent case

02/16/2013, 01:02 am

In a pair of filings with the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California on Friday, Apple and Samsung detailed the scope of their respective assertions for an upcoming patent suit scheduled to start proceedings in 2014.

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Greenlight's David Einhorn reasserts case against Apple ahead of hearing

02/15/2013, 08:02 pm

David Einhorn, whose Greenlight Capital is suing Apple to block a proposal that would hinder the company's power to issue preferred stock, filed a response to the U.S. District Court in Manhattan on Friday, saying that the company's "pro-shareholder" amendment is anything but.

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