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Topic: lawsuits

Italian government levels tax fraud accusation at Apple, raids local HQ

11/13/2013, 01:11 pm

Authorities have seized equipment from Apple's Italian headquarters in the course of an investigation into accusations that the company shielded more than €1 billion in profits from Italy's tax authorities, according to a new report out of Milan.

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Jury selected for upcoming Apple v. Samsung retrial over vacated damages

11/12/2013, 11:11 pm

Following a day-long selection process, a jury of six women and two men was picked on Tuesday to hear Apple and Samsung fight over millions of dollars in damages vacated from the landmark Apple v. Samsung patent trial.

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Apple-backed patent consortium sues Google, major Android manufacturers

11/01/2013, 12:11 pm

A patent holding company backed by Apple, Microsoft, Blackberry, Sony, and Ericsson has filed the first round of lawsuits based on patents the group won at auction from seminal telecom company Nortel.

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Google, Samsung and others sued by Rockstar consortium over Nortel patents

10/31/2013, 08:10 pm

After losing an auction for Nortel's cache of patents in 2011, Google is being sued by the Rockstar consortium, of which Apple is a major member, for infringing those same properties.

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Claim forms go out to 'Apple Class Members' for iPad 3G unlimited data lawsuit

10/30/2013, 10:10 pm

As part of a proposed settlement over AT&T's cancellation of unlimited iPad data plans, a batch of eligibility claim forms were sent out to the suit's class members, or consumers who purchased Apple's first-generation iPad with 3G cellular connectivity.

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Apple faces class action suit over allegedly defective iMac displays

10/29/2013, 05:10 pm

Another class action suit has been brought against Apple, this time alleging the company knew about, but did not address, a fault with displays in the previous generation of 27-inch iMac desktops.

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Judge grants class action certification in Apple, Google anti-poaching lawsuit

10/25/2013, 09:10 pm

A U.S. District Court judge has granted class-certification to a group of over 64,000 workers who claim Apple, Google and two other tech companies illegally held down wages by conspiring to not poach each other's workers.

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Jury finds Apple did not infringe on 'patent troll' WiLAN's wireless tech

10/23/2013, 05:10 pm

A Texas jury on Wednesday found Apple, the lone holdout in a patent infringement case asserted by WiLAN, to not have infringed on a wireless technology property owned by the patent holdings company, capping off a two-year trial.

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California man sues Apple CEO Tim Cook over automatic iOS 7 update

10/18/2013, 03:10 pm

Apple's over-the-air iOS update mechanism, a feature designed to make it easier for iOS device owners to keep their phone or tablet up to date with the latest revision of Apple's mobile operating system, has bothered one California man so much, he's decided to take Apple CEO Tim Cook to small claims court.

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Apple's multitouch 'Steve Jobs patent' revalidated in full by USPTO

10/17/2013, 06:10 pm

Some nine months after the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office issued a tentative first Office action invalidating an Apple multitouch patent credited in part to cofounder Steve Jobs, the body has reversed its initial determination to confirm all claims as patentable.

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Samsung raises white flag in standard-essential patent clash in Europe

10/17/2013, 11:10 am

Seeking a détente in the ongoing antitrust case brought against it by the European Union, Samsung has offered to put a halt to lawsuits over standard-essential patents for a period of five years.

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Apple assigned outside antitrust monitor to watch over e-books business

10/16/2013, 05:10 pm

New York Judge Denise Cote on Wednesday assigned Apple a third-party monitor to ensure compliance with federal antitrust laws, one result of the U.S. Department of Justice's successful case against the company over e-book price fixing.

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Judge denies Samsung motions meant to delay investigation of protective order violation

10/16/2013, 02:10 am

Presiding Apple v. Samsung Judge Lucy Koh on Tuesday denied three Samsung motions meant to delay an investigation regarding the disclosure of confidential Apple-Nokia patent licensing terms, which were unlawfully shown to the Korean company's executives.

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Apple files appeal to broaden ITC import ban against Samsung

10/15/2013, 09:10 pm

In a court filing made last week, it was revealed that Apple has officially lodged an appeal of unfavorable decisions made by the U.S. International Trade Commission in its decision to levy an import ban against certain Samsung products.

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Judge dismisses class-action suit against Google for bypassing Safari privacy controls

10/10/2013, 09:10 pm

A Delaware judge has dismissed a class-action lawsuit filed by users of Apple's Safari browser, finding that the plaintiffs could not prove that the search giant had caused any real harm when it circumvented Apple's security measures in order to store cookies in the browser.

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White House declines to stop ban on Samsung products in Apple patent case

10/08/2013, 10:10 am

The White House on Tuesday declined to intervene and prevent a ban on the sale of certain Samsung products accused of infringing on Apple patents.

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Product ban looms for Samsung in patent spat with Apple

10/07/2013, 01:10 pm

An ITC import ban on some older models of Samsung smartphones will go into effect at 12 a.m. Eastern on Oct. 8, unless the Obama administration vetoes the action as it did for Apple.

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Former iOS chief Scott Forstall may testify in upcoming Apple v. Samsung retrial

10/04/2013, 06:10 pm

Apple's former head of iOS Scott Forstall, along with current SVP of Worldwide Marketing Phil Schiller, may be called to testify in the company's forthcoming retrial over $450 million worth of damages from Samsung.

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Apple appeals verdict, punishment in e-book antitrust case

10/04/2013, 02:10 pm

Apple on Thursday formally notified the court that they will appeal the guilty verdict and resulting injunctions handed down in July's e-book antitrust ruling.

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Samsung execs shown confidential Apple-Nokia patent license terms, allegedly misused information

10/03/2013, 03:10 am

It came to light on Wednesday that at least fifty Samsung employees retained access to highly confidential Apple-Nokia licensing terms originating from the Apple v. Samsung court trial, information that should not have been disclosed to anyone other than Samsung's outside counsel.

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