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Topic: lawsuits

US DOJ points to Steve Jobs email as 'smoking gun' in e-book trial [Update: email was draft]

06/12/2013, 06:06 pm

An email from late Apple cofounder Steve Jobs is being used by the U.S. Department of Justice to suggest the company was leaning on book publishers to push Amazon to the agency model, a main contention of the government in its e-book antitrust suit.

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Google exec's inconsistent testimony weakens DOJ case against Apple in e-book price fixing suit

06/06/2013, 11:06 pm

The U.S. Department of Justice on Thursday called a Google director to testify against Apple in its antitrust case over e-book price fixing, but the move proved unhelpful at best as the executive buckled under questioning.

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Amazon exec says Apple's agency model was designed to hinder Kindle

06/05/2013, 09:06 pm

During the third day of the U.S. Department of Justice's antitrust suit against Apple, a high ranking Amazon executive said the agency model used by Apple and five major book publishers was meant to slow down the success of online retailer's popular e-book reader.

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Apple argues diverse book publisher contracts prove non-collusion in DOJ suit

06/05/2013, 07:06 pm

Defending itself from U.S. Department of Justice allegations of e-book price fixing, Apple on Tuesday pointed to the diverse contract terms it made with five major publishing houses as evidence against purported conspiracy.

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Apple looks to resolve THX speaker tech patent suit out of court

06/05/2013, 12:06 pm

Lawyers for Apple and THX are currently working to resolve a patent lawsuit between the two companies without the matter having to head to court.

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ITC sales ban on old iPhones, iPads predicted to have minimum financial impact on Apple

06/05/2013, 09:06 am

Though Apple lost an International Trade Commission ruling this week to Samsung and sales of the iPad 2 and iPhone 4 must be suspended in the U.S., those legacy products are already on the way out, suggesting to market watchers that the financial impact will be minimal.

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Penguin Books CEO gives mixed testimony in Apple e-books suit

06/05/2013, 12:06 am

On day two of the U.S. Department of Justice's antirust suit against Apple, Penguin Books CEO David Shanks took the stand to offer testimony regarding the Cupertino company's role in an alleged e-book price fixing scheme.

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ITC issues US import ban on older iPhones and iPads for infringement of Samsung patents [u]

06/04/2013, 05:06 pm

The U.S. International Trade Commission on Tuesday issued a limited U.S. import ban of older iPhone and iPad models after the body determined Apple had infringed on certain standard essential 3G wireless patents owned by Samsung.

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Apple calls antitrust suit 'bizarre,' says DOJ 'reverse-engineered a conspiracy'

06/03/2013, 07:06 pm

During Apple's opening statements at the Department of Justice's e-book price fixing trial on Monday, lawyer Orin Snyder called the government's suit "bizarre," the same terminology CEO Tim Cook used to describe the case during an interview last week.

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US Justice Department details Apple's e-book 'conspiracy' in opening arguments

06/03/2013, 02:06 pm

The U.S. Department of Justice's opening statements in its antitrust lawsuit against Apple have been published online, laying the groundwork for what the government hopes will prove illegal collusion between Apple and book publishers that led to higher prices.

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Apple heads to court in 'unusual' antitrust trial over e-book prices

06/03/2013, 09:06 am

Today the U.S. Justice Department will take Apple to court over allegations that the computer maker illegally conspired with publishers to fix the prices of electronic books, in order to sell them to users of its iPad and other iOS devices at a higher cost.

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ITC delays determination in Samsung patent row against Apple

05/31/2013, 10:05 pm

On the day it was due to issue a final determination on a Samsung patent suit leveraged against Apple, the US International Trade Commission pushed back the deadline to June 4, delaying what could be a significant decision for issues relating to FRAND licensing.

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Dutch Supreme Court rules Samsung's Galaxy Tab doesn't infringe on iPad

05/31/2013, 11:05 am

The highest court in the Netherlands handed down a disappointing verdict for Apple on Friday, finding its claims that Samsung had infringed on the design of its iPad to be invalid.

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Apple to pay $53M in iPhone & iPod liquid sensor lawsuit settlement

05/28/2013, 04:05 pm

The resolution to a class-action lawsuit over the sensitivity of liquid damage sensors in iPhones and iPods will cost Apple $53 million, it was revealed on Tuesday.

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US Federal Circuit sets the stage for Apple to win injunction against Samsung

05/28/2013, 01:05 pm

Apple is likely to win a permanent injunction against infringing Samsung products, thanks to a decision made by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

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Apple's iPhone sales tactics in Europe under antitrust investigation

05/27/2013, 08:05 am

The executive body of the European Union is investigating whether Apple is engaging in anticompetitive practices with its iPhone sales tactics across the continent.

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Judge says evidence will likely show Apple culpable in e-book price fixing case

05/24/2013, 02:05 am

In rare pre-trial "tentative view," Judge Denise Cote said the U.S Department of Justice will likely be able to prove that Apple colluded with major book publishers to falsely inflate the prices of e-books sold through the iBookstore.

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Penguin agrees to $75M settlement in Apple iBooks price fixing lawsuit

05/22/2013, 11:05 am

Book publisher Penguin announced on Wednesday it has reached a $75 million "comprehensive agreement" with U.S. State Attorneys General and private class plaintiffs over e-book price fixing allegations connected to Apple and its iBookstore for iOS.

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Samsung Galaxy S4 & Google Now accused of violating Apple patents for Siri

05/22/2013, 10:05 am

In its ongoing litigation against Samsung, Apple has added five new patents to its claims, targeting both the company's new flagship Galaxy S4 smartphone, as well as the Google Now service for Android.

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DOJ: Email from Steve Jobs implies Apple wanted to create falsely inflated e-book pricing

05/15/2013, 11:05 pm

An email from late Apple cofounder Steve Jobs to then CEO of News Corp. James Murdoch suggests the Cupertino company was looking to set the price of e-books sold through the iBookstore at rates higher than market leader Amazon, says the U.S. Department of Justice.

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