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Topic: lawsuits

Penguin hopes to appease EU regulators by ending e-book deal with Apple

04/19/2013, 09:04 am

The nearly year and a half-long ebook antitrust investigation involving Apple and a handful of large publishers appears near an end, as Pearson's Penguin unit has offered to the European Commission to end the deals it made with Apple over ebook prices.

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Taiwanese authorities probing Samsung over 'dirty tricks' against HTC

04/17/2013, 03:04 pm

Taiwan's Fair Trade Commission has launched an inquiry into Samsung's business practices following allegations that the South Korean conglomerate hired people to post negative comments about HTC online.

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China porn app investigation targets Apple, others

04/17/2013, 10:04 am

Apple is the target of some salacious accusations in the Chinese media again, with an alleged pornography investigation making some observers wonder if this is the new normal for Apple in the world's biggest smartphone market.

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EU, Google antitrust settlement could see prominent placement for competing products

04/15/2013, 11:04 am

European Union regulators have accepted a proposed solution from Google to end an antitrust probe questioning whether the search giant uses its dominant market position unfairly, but Google's competitors are reportedly unsatisfied with the deal.

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Apple hit with patent suit over simultaneous voice and data, Wi-Fi tech

04/12/2013, 06:04 pm

Apple is once again being taken to court for alleged patent infringement, as non-practicing entity Wyncomm claims the iPhone and iPad are in violation of a 16-year old AT&T patent pertaining to simultaneous voice and data transmission.

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UK government investigates in-app purchases in iOS, Android games

04/12/2013, 10:04 am

In-app purchases are a popular means for developers to generate revenue off games and apps in Google Play Store and Apple's App Store, but now a governmental department in the U.K. is looking into whether developers are misleading children into making these payments.

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Apple to pay $53M settlement in iPhone, iPod touch warranty class action suit

04/11/2013, 10:04 pm

Apple has reportedly agreed to settle a class action suit regarding allegedly suspect warranty practices, with the company planning to pay out some $53 million to iPhone and iPod touch owners who claim the company did not honor its one-year standard protection plan.

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Boon for Apple as German court invalidates Samsung 3G patent

04/11/2013, 01:04 pm

Apple on Wednesday received a boost in its legal struggles against chief rival Samsung, as Germany's Federal Patent Court invalidated part of a Samsung patent on 3G technologies.

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Judge accuses Apple, Google of using courts as 'business strategy' instead of settling

04/11/2013, 10:04 am

Apple and Google-owned Motorola aren't showing any signs of interest in actually settling their patent disputes, said one federal judge in Florida. Instead, the two firms are more interested in using the courts as a business strategy.

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'Sense of crisis' at Samsung could affect patent disputes with Apple

04/08/2013, 08:04 am

Samsung's chairman sees a need for a "sense of crisis" at his company, with rumors suggesting a shakeup could be coming in the company's ongoing patent disputes with Apple.

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Samsung sought ITC ban would be limited to older iPhones and iPads, company admits

04/05/2013, 05:04 pm

In a filing with the U.S. International Trade Commission, Samsung confirmed that its declared standard essential wireless patents only apply to older iOS devices due to hardware changes in more recent versions, meaning that a proposed ban on the products would be somewhat limited if enforced.

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ITC judge finds Samsung to be infringing Apple text-selection patent

04/05/2013, 01:04 pm

An International Trade Commission judge has ruled that Samsung infringed on an Apple patent by including a text-selection feature in its mobile devices.

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Apple's patent suit loss to VirnetX forces VPN behavior changes

04/05/2013, 10:04 am

Following a $368 million judgment against Apple in a patent infringement case, the iPhone maker will make changes to VPN behavior in iOS 6.1.

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Judge denies class action certification in poaching lawsuit involving Apple, Google

04/05/2013, 10:04 am

Former employees of Apple, Google, and a number of other tech companies cannot yet claim class action status in their suit accusing the companies of illegal conspiracy not to poach each other's employees.

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Apple's 'slide to unlock' patent invalidated by German court

04/04/2013, 06:04 pm

As part of an ongoing German patent struggle, Motorola on Thursday won a ruling from the country's Federal Patent Court, which said found all claims of Apple's "slide to unlock" user interface property invalid, though the decision can be appealed.

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Lodsys lawsuit targets Disney over 'Where's My Water?' iPhone app

04/03/2013, 02:04 pm

Lodsys' two-year campaign to secure licensing fees from iOS app developers took another turn today as the holdings company targeted entertainment giant Disney, alleging patent infringement in Disney's apps, including the popular "Where's My Water?"

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Apple sued over 'EarPods' trademark by hearing aid company

04/02/2013, 07:04 pm

A digital hearing aid company has filed suit against Apple, claiming that the EarPod headphones the iPhone maker sells violate the trademark of a similarly named product: HearPods.

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Key claim in Apple's 'rubber-banding' patent still found invalid in final Patent Office action

04/02/2013, 01:04 am

In a statement filed by Samsung to the Apple v. Samsung court on Monday, the Korean company noted that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office ruled claim 19 of Apple's "rubber-banding" patent was invalid in a final Office action, a finding that could change the direction of the post-trial proceedings.

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State-owned Chinese film studio sues Apple for $500,000 over App Store downloads

03/29/2013, 09:03 am

Tensions between Apple and China's government appeared to mount on Friday, with news emerging of a state-owned film production company having filed suit against the iPhone maker, seeking just over half a million dollars in damages.

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Chinese company sues Apple for patent infringement with Siri

03/27/2013, 10:03 am

Apple showed up in a Shanghai court on Wednesday on the receiving end of a patent suit, with a Chinese company alleging that the Siri digital assistant featured in iPhones and iPads is based on software that infringes its patents.

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