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Apple sued over Apple TV's 'What did he say,' other Siri voice control features

07/27/2017, 10:07 pm

Florida-based software company CustomPlay on Thursday filed a lawsuit against Apple claiming a fourth-generation Apple TV feature that allows users to control and interact with video content using Siri voice commands infringes on patented software technology.

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Apple's bitter dispute with Qualcomm not expected to be resolved anytime soon

07/07/2017, 12:07 pm

Stock analysts are starting to chime in on the Apple and Qualcomm fight, with the fight will take at least another year with little impact on Apple's bottom line.

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ParkerVision extends RF tech patent lawsuit against Apple to iPhone 7 in U.S., Germany

05/02/2017, 03:05 pm

After a successful patent battle with Samsung, RF chip designer ParkerVision heats up its legal battle with Apple, adding the iPhone 7 to a list of infringing devices in lawsuits underway both in Germany and in the U.S.

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Qualcomm's revenue guidance slash possibly foretells Q2 iPhone sales volume

04/28/2017, 11:04 am

An analyst has examined Qualcomm's earnings reduction as a result of Apple withholding royalty payments for wireless chips, and believes that Apple is on track to sell about as many iPhones as it did during the same time frame from 2016.

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Dutch judge rules Apple can't swap refurbished iPads for broken ones

04/25/2017, 09:04 am

Another court ruling in the Netherlands mandates that when Apple needs to replace a broken iPhone or iPad, it must do so with a new unit, and not a refurbished one.

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Four filings exhort Supreme Court to re-examine Apple vs. Samsung 'slide to unlock' patent trial

04/13/2017, 02:04 pm

Several interested parties have filed amicus curae briefings with the Supreme Court, urging the body to discuss the second Apple versus Samsung patent trial, and specifically evaluate the "obviousness" of Apple's Slide-to-unlock patent, and how it may have been misinterpreted by lower courts.

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Social media firms offer $5.3M settlement in iOS app privacy suit over contact uploads

04/06/2017, 09:04 pm

A group of eight social media companies, including Twitter and Instagram, have agreed to pay a total of $5.3 million to settle a 2012 class action lawsuit which alleges user privacy was breached when the apps leveraged an iOS feature that uploaded details from users' contact lists.

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Patent used by Sportbrain in Apple Watch infringement suit under review by US Patent Office

02/16/2017, 11:02 am

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has agreed to review the validity of a patent owned by Sportbrain Holdings relating to how wearable devices operate, shortly after the company sued Apple by alleging the Apple Watch infringes the patent.

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Cook calls Apple's $1B litigation against Qualcomm a 'last resort'

01/31/2017, 06:01 pm

In Tuesday's post-earnings conference call, Apple CEO Tim Cook reiterated that while the company is not a fan of litigation, Qualcomm's actions and refusal to negotiate fair patent licensing terms forced the iPhone maker to sue.

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Apple, ad agency sued over voice sample used in iPhone 6 TV commercial

01/25/2017, 03:01 pm

The lead singer of '70s a capella group The Persuasions is suing Apple for using a song by Jamie xx in an iPhone 6 TV commercial, claiming the ad violates his "right of publicity" due to the track containing a sample of his voice.

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Apple sues Qualcomm in China over iPhone modem chip licensing terms

01/25/2017, 01:01 pm

Apple has expanded its legal actions against Qualcomm's broadband modem chip licensing tactics in China's Intellectual Property Courts, and is seeking 1 billion yuan ($145.3 million) in damages based on iPhone sales in China alone.

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Apple latest to settle lawsuit with e-Watch over iPhone camera technology

01/23/2017, 03:01 pm

Apple has reached a settlement with a San Antonio, Tex.-based firm called e-Watch, which claimed that the company was violating two U.S. patents related to cellphone cameras.

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Qualcomm financials under the gun if Apple postpones iPhone modem royalties

01/23/2017, 12:01 pm

Apple chip supplier Qualcomm could take a major financial hit if the former decides to withhold royalties until its $1 billion lawsuit is finished, an analyst noted on Monday.

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Lawsuit blames Apple's 'less safe' FaceTime implementation for fatal traffic accident

12/29/2016, 02:12 pm

A family whose daughter's life was tragically cut short by a driver using FaceTime is suing Apple, claiming that the company has made a "less safe" than possible version of the telecommunications utility available, and as such is responsible for the crash.

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Apple lawsuit accuses Nokia of being at core of patent licensing conspiracy

12/21/2016, 03:12 pm

Nokia's legal action against Apple appears that it may be a defensive measure, as Apple has also filed suit against nine Nokia-aligned patent aggregators, alleging that the group is guilty of trying to squeeze money out of Apple with abusive licensing terms for standards-essential patents.

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Nokia files suit against Apple in US, Germany over iPhone's alleged violation of 32 patents

12/21/2016, 02:12 pm

Nokia announced on Wednesday that it has filed a number of complaints against Apple in Germany and the U.S., alleging that despite a 2011 omnibus patent licensing deal, a variety of Apple products including the iPhone and iPad infringe a number of newly acquired Nokia patents.

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Apple hit with $2 million verdict in Calif. retail employee rights class action suit

12/14/2016, 12:12 pm

Apple has lost a class-action suit, that accused it of denying retail workers sufficient breaks, and paying final paychecks in some cases months too late and as a result, Apple must pay $2 million into a fund to pay for the lawyers, and compensate those wronged by its actions.

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Sony, Nokia proxy company awarded $3 million in latest round of patent battles with Apple

09/21/2016, 02:09 pm

Another long-term Apple legal battle with a patent holding company has concluded its latest step, with a jury ruling that Apple has violated ring-silencing patents, granting a $3 million damages award to proxy company MobileMedia Ideas.

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Apple now licensing OpenTV streaming technologies, ends worldwide litigation

08/02/2016, 02:08 pm

An agreement has been forged between Apple and the Kudelski group, with Apple paying to license a suite of media streaming patents, to conclude an international patent battle.

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Judge draws parallels between iPhone search request and lethal injection drugs

10/27/2015, 01:10 pm

Ordering Apple to unlock an iPhone's data against its will is akin to ordering a drug company to supply drugs for a lethal injection, a judge commented in the ongoing dispute over a Justice Department request.

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