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ITC investigates Apple & AT&T over haptic patent complaints by Immersion

06/07/2016, 03:06 pm

On Tuesday the U.S. International Trade Commission launched an investigation into Apple and AT&T, following up on a complaint by San Jose's Immersion that various products are violating its haptic feedback patents.

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Patent office gives Apple upper-hand in Smartflash lawsuit by invalidating two patents

06/02/2016, 04:06 pm

The invalidation of two more Smartflash patents may put Apple in a good position to avoid paying a $532.9 million patent verdict rendered in February 2015, a report claimed on Thursday.

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Caltech sues Apple & Broadcom over alleged Wi-Fi patent infringements

05/30/2016, 03:05 pm

Apple and one of its long-time Wi-Fi chip suppliers, Broadcom, violated several patents on Wi-Fi technology owned by the California Institute of Technology, according to a lawsuit launched this month.

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VirnetX asks court to ban FaceTime and iMessage, add $190 million to patent payout

05/26/2016, 12:05 pm

Intensifying its patent infringement case against Apple, VirnetX has asked a Texas court to order an injunction against FaceTime, iMessage, and a VPN feature, while simultaneously asking for greater damage payments on top of $625.6 million awarded earlier this year.

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Plaintiffs try to keep 'Error 53' lawsuit against Apple alive, say reimbursement not enough

05/24/2016, 10:05 pm

Apple's motion to dismiss a pending class action lawsuit related to the infamous "Error 53" Touch ID issue was countered in a recent court filing claiming the company's remedial actions, which include an iOS software update and reimbursement efforts, are inadequate.

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Google and Oracle face off - again - over Android, with billions on the line

05/11/2016, 10:05 am

Two of Silicon Valley's most accomplished heavyweights stepped back into the legal squared circle this week, as the search giant defends its use of Oracle's Java APIs in Android for the second time.

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VoIP-Pal serves Apple in $2.8B patent infringement suit over iMessage & Wi-Fi Calling

05/10/2016, 01:05 pm

Patent holder VoIP-Pal on Tuesday announced that it has formally served Apple in an infringement lawsuit, claiming over $2.8 billion in damages from concepts used in services like Wi-Fi Calling and iMessage.

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New Immersion lawsuit adds Apple's iPhone 6s, MacBook to patent infringement row

05/05/2016, 06:05 pm

Immersion Corporation, a leader in haptic feedback technology, expanded its legal battle against Apple on Thursday with a new patent infringement suit targeting technology built into iPhone 6s and various MacBook models.

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Siri patent infringement settlement to cost Apple $24.9M

04/19/2016, 11:04 am

Apple will pay out $24.9 million to settle a long-running lawsuit alledging that its Siri voice assistant violated a patent licensed by Dynamic Advances, according to an announcement by the latter firm on Tuesday.

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Microsoft sues DOJ for right to tell customers about data searches

04/14/2016, 05:04 pm

On Thursday Microsoft opened a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Justice, arguing that the government can't prevent it from telling customers when federal agencies have searched through their data -- or at least, not as frequently.

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Apple says it won't sue FBI to find out how San Bernardino iPhone 5c was hacked

04/08/2016, 03:04 pm

Saying that whatever method was used by the FBI will have a "short shelf life," Apple on Friday revealed it has no intention to sue the bureau in an effort to find out how it hacked the iPhone 5c used by a terrorist in California.

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DOJ will continue to push Apple to unlock iPhone 5s at center of Brooklyn drug case

04/08/2016, 11:04 am

The U.S. Justice Department plans to continue seeking legal action against Apple, in an effort to force the company to create a way to unlock an iPhone that is said to be a crucial part of a drug investigation.

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Indian court orders Apple to stop using 'Split View' name in trademark case

04/08/2016, 10:04 am

Delhi's High Court has ordered Apple to no longer use the term "Split View" in any of its products, following a trademark complaint by a software firm local to the city.

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Apple claims reversal of $120M verdict against Samsung violates US Constitution

03/30/2016, 11:03 am

In reversing a $120 million jury verdict against Samsung for patent infringement, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit stepped beyond the bounds of the Constitution, a lawyer for Apple argued this week.

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US Supreme Court to tackle money owed in Apple v. Samsung patent fight

03/21/2016, 10:03 am

The U.S. Supreme Court will hear a Samsung appeal in the legal battle over how much it owes Apple for infringing iPhone patents, it was revealed on Monday.

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German court finds Apple in infringement of OpenTV streaming patents

03/16/2016, 07:03 pm

A German court has found Apple in infringement of digital content streaming patents owned by OpenTV, ruling products that currently using the technology must not be sold in the country.

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How to find out if you are included in Apple's $450M e-book settlement

03/07/2016, 04:03 pm

With the U.S. Supreme Court's refusal to hear Apple's appeal, the company will now dole out some $400 million to consumers to offset changes it caused in e-book pricing. Here's how to know if you'll get some store credit (or cash) back.

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Apple to pay $450M fine after US Supreme Court rejects e-book antitrust appeal

03/07/2016, 09:03 am

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday revealed it won't hear Apple's appeal in its iBooks antitrust lawsuit, leaving the iPad maker to pay a $450 million fine to resolve the dispute.

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Court overturns Apple's $120M patent win against Samsung

02/26/2016, 11:02 am

Samsung saw a major victory in its ongoing patent infringement litigation with Apple, as a U.S. appeals court overturned a $120 million decision against the South Korean electronics maker.

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Court upholds $450M settlement in Apple's e-books case, but Supreme Court appeal still awaits

02/17/2016, 10:02 am

Apple's $450 million settlement in its iBooks antitrust complaint was upheld by the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Wednesday, but the payout remains dependent on a pending appeal to the Supreme Court.

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