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Topic: lawsuits

Apple loses court battle over 'counterfeit' iPhone parts in Norway

04/13/2018, 04:04 pm

Norwegian repair shop owner Henrik Huseby got a cease-and-desist from Apple letter about his use of imported, aftermarket iPhone screens, was issued a cease and desist order, and threatened with fines -- but fought the company in the courts and won.

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iPhone & iPad Touch ID technology at center of suit filed by probable patent troll

04/12/2018, 09:04 am

A South Korean company, First Face, has launched a U.S. patent infringement lawsuit against both Apple and Samsung over their implementation of fingerprint detection to unlock smartphones.

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Apple ordered to pay VirnetX $502.6M in patent infringement row

04/10/2018, 08:04 pm

A federal jury on Tuesday found Apple's FaceTime, VPN and iMessage products in infringement of four VirnetX patents covering secure communications, awarding the patent holdings firm $502.6 million in damages.

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Lawsuit claims Apple cribbed Apple Watch heart rate sensor tech, hints at work on glucose monitoring

04/06/2018, 07:04 pm

Health technology startup Omni MedSci, in a patent lawsuit filed on Friday, alleges Apple incorporated infringing technology in its Apple Watch heart rate sensor after reviewing patent-pending specifications with Omni's founder and CTO Dr. Mohammed N. Islam.

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Apple's Tim Cook to be deposed June 27 as part of Qualcomm countersuit

04/05/2018, 04:04 pm

Apple CEO Tim Cook will be deposed on June 27 as a part of a Qualcomm countersuit against the tech giant, accusing Apple of lying to regulators in order to spark government investigations.

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Judicial panel orders consolidation of 61 iPhone throttling lawsuits, case to be heard in California court

04/04/2018, 05:04 pm

The Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation on Wednesday ordered the consolidation of 61 lawsuits that take issue with Apple's decision to throttle the CPUs of iPhones with degraded batteries, a tactic the company claims extends the operational lifespan of its products.

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Dozens of iPhone battery throttling lawsuits could get merged in Thursday conference

03/28/2018, 10:03 am

A colossal 59 separate lawsuits against Apple for throttling iPhones with weak batteries could be merged into one class-action case at a March 29 meeting in Atlanta.

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Apple slapped with patent suit over Siri's natural language abilities

03/09/2018, 01:03 am

Non-practicing entity Portal Communications on Thursday filed suit against Apple for alleged infringement of three patents related to natural language voice and audio query systems, technology similar to that of the company's Siri virtual assistant.

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BlackBerry sues Facebook over alleged messaging patent infringement

03/06/2018, 04:03 pm

BlackBerry on Tuesday launched a lawsuit against Facebook, arguing that services like WhatsApp and Instagram deliberately copy features from BlackBerry Messenger, one of the draws of BlackBerry's once-dominant smartphones.

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French court denies Apple injunction against tax protests

02/23/2018, 01:02 pm

A Parisian court has blocked Apple's attempt to prevent Attac -- the Association for the Taxation of Financial Transactions and Citizen's Action -- from staging protests at the company's French retail stores.

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Apple reaches settlement, licensing agreement with Immersion following iPhone haptic feedback lawsuits

01/29/2018, 09:01 am

Immersion has announced it has made a deal with Apple, entering into a settlement with the iPhone producer as well as setting up licensing agreements for its haptic feedback technology, an arrangement that is extremely likely to halt all of Immersion's current patent infringement lawsuits against Apple.

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EU slaps Qualcomm with $1.23 billion fine over illegal chip payment to Apple

01/24/2018, 08:01 am

The European Union on Wednesday announced that it determined chipmaker Qualcomm illegally shut out rivals when it paid Apple billions of dollars to stick with its LTE baseband chips for five years. Qualcomm will pay a hefty price for its misdeeds: 997 million euros, or $1.23 billion U.S.

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Apple's sapphire curse strikes again as glass material manufacturer sues over breach of contract

01/22/2018, 06:01 pm

Years after a disastrous first foray into sapphire production, Apple's troubles with the super hard glass, or more precisely its manufacturers, continue, as the company on Monday was saddled with a lawsuit from material producer Hebei Hengbo Fine Ceramic Material claiming breach of contract.

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Podcast network TWiT sues Twitter for trademark infringement over social network's video push

01/18/2018, 01:01 pm

Twitter has been targeted in a lawsuit from podcast production company TWiT, with the social network accused of trademark infringement and a breach of contract after it started expanding into providing streaming video content to its users.

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iPhone slowdown class action lawyers make 'inherently dangerous' demand for Apple to keep swapped batteries

01/17/2018, 10:01 am

Lawyers working on one of a number of class-action lawsuit proposals over the iPhone battery slowdown issue want Apple to retain the old batteries it swaps out in its battery replacement program, along with a request to hand over any diagnostic data Apple produces relating to the batteries.

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Apple under fire from U.S.-based class action suit over Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities in A-series chips

01/15/2018, 03:01 pm

Apple has become the target for another class action suit over the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities found in Intel and ARM-based processors, as a suit filed in the California U.S. district court is going after the company for designing the A-series processors bearing these same defects.

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Apple, ARM & Intel facing potential Israeli class action suit over Meltdown & Spectre

01/15/2018, 10:01 am

Israeli plaintiffs are seeking to file a class action lawsuit against Apple, ARM, and Intel over the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities recently uncovered in Intel and ARM-based processors.

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Apple claims VoIP-Pal secretly lobbied judges, USPTO officials in patent case

01/11/2018, 09:01 pm

Apple is looking to reverse a Patent Trial and Appeal Board ruling upholding the validity of certain patents owned by VoIP-Pal, alleging the VoIP technologies firm secretly lobbied officials presiding over the case without Apple's knowledge.

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Intel faces more class action suits over share price hits caused by Spectre and Meltdown flaws

01/11/2018, 01:01 pm

Intel's legal woes surrounding the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities in its processors are increasing, with more legal firms filing class action suits against the chip company, this time on the behalf of its shareholders over the revelation of the flaws and the effect on the value of the company's shares.

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Intel faces trio of class action lawsuits over Meltdown & Spectre security holes

01/08/2018, 11:01 am

Intel is staring down class action lawsuits in California, Indiana, and Oregon over the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities exposed in modern processors, which can be used to access restricted memory in unpatched devices.

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