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Topic: lawsuits

EU regulators call for more Samsung concessions to end antitrust case

09/09/2013, 01:09 pm

Regulators in the European Union are calling for Samsung to offer greater concessions in order to head off a fine over antitrust violations in its ongoing patent disputes with Apple.

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Judge hits Apple with e-book injunction, requires external compliance monitor

09/06/2013, 10:09 am

On Friday, a federal judge barred Apple from entering into further price-fixing agreements with other parties, and also ordered the that the iPad maker bring on an external compliance monitor in order to ensure the company's iBookstore does not again violate antitrust laws.

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German court officially stays Google injunction of iCloud push email

09/03/2013, 10:09 pm

A German appeals court on Monday stayed the enforcement of an injunction Google's Motorola won against Apple's iCloud push email in the country, meaning services will likely resume in the near future.

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Apple's FaceTime workarounds for VirnetX patent suit causing complaints, costs $2.4M per month

08/30/2013, 06:08 pm

Modifications Apple has made to its FaceTime video calling service due to a lost patent lawsuit are reportedly causing complaints from customers, as well as a hefty $2.4 million per month fee for relay server costs.

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Publishers propose payout of $3 per NYT bestseller in e-book settlement

08/30/2013, 04:08 pm

Two of the publishers named as colluders with Apple in the Justice Department's iBookStore price fixing antitrust case against Apple have already begun contacting former customers, alerting them that a "plan of distribution" has been proposed to the court for a final settlement payout.

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Judge tosses lawsuit targeting allegedly faulty iPhone 4 power button

08/29/2013, 07:08 pm

A U.S. district court judge on Wednesday threw out a case leveled by two iPhone owners who claimed the allegedly "wiggly" power buttons of some iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S handsets are hazards to users.

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Patent 'trolls' hit Apple with 171 lawsuits in last 5 years

08/28/2013, 09:08 am

After being hit with 171 lawsuits from non-practicing intellectual property owning entities in the last five years, Apple has further solidified its place as the No. 1 target for so-called patent "trolls."

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E-books trial judge vows light injunction against Apple, plans to require external monitor

08/27/2013, 06:08 pm

The district court judge presiding over Apple's e-books antitrust case said on Tuesday that she plans to require the company take on an external antitrust monitor, but expects the final terms of the injunction to not restrict other facets of the iTunes business.

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Apple, Samsung do not have to publicly disclose profits, court rules

08/23/2013, 02:08 pm

Apple and Samsung will not have to publicly disclose the financial details both companies submitted to a U.S. court in the course of their ongoing patent litigation, according to a federal appeals panel.

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DOJ claims Apple's changes to in-app purchase rules were aimed at Amazon

08/23/2013, 01:08 pm

The Department of Justice on Friday revised their proposal to punish Apple for iBook antitrust violations, alleging that the Cupertino company lied to the government about the manner in which the App Store operates and that changes to rules governing in-app purchases were designed to cripple Amazon's competitive Kindle app.

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Three Apple patents being reexamined by USPTO on anonymous requests

08/21/2013, 05:08 pm

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has decided to comply with anonymous requests to reexamine a total of three Apple patents, all of which pertain to litigation with Samsung, with one also being asserted against Motorola in Florida.

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Antitrust suit alleging App Store monopoly tossed due to procedural blunder

08/15/2013, 06:08 pm

A lawsuit claiming Apple has a monopoly over apps sold through the iTunes App Store was thrown out on Thursday, with plaintiffs found to lack grounds for complaint as they had never purchased the apps in question.

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Apple ordered to prepare for May 2014 trial on e-book antitrust damages

08/14/2013, 08:08 pm

An order issued on Tuesday by U.S District Court Judge Denise Cote, who is presiding over the Justice Department's antitrust case against Apple's e-book pricing policies, notes all parties must by ready for a damages trial tentatively scheduled for May 2014.

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Apple wins ITC ban on Samsung products [updated with ITC's final determination]

08/09/2013, 05:08 pm

Apple was dealt a significant win in its ongoing patent duel with Samsung on Friday when the U.S. International Trade Commission handed down a ruling that will likely see the ban of infringing products made by the South Korean company.

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Apple's bid to suspend ruling in e-books price fixing case denied by Judge [u]

08/09/2013, 05:08 pm

A New York district court judge on Friday denied Apple's request to suspend a ruling that found the company guilty of e-book price fixing while it seeks an appeal.

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DOJ accuses Apple and publishers of conspiring again after e-book ruling

08/09/2013, 09:08 am

Ahead of a crucial decision on punishment in Apple's e-book antitrust case, the U.S. Department of Justice has accused the iPad maker once again of conspiring with major book publishers to file motions in opposition.

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Apple faces long day in court on Friday with ITC ruling, Apple v. Samsung appeal, DOJ e-book talks

08/09/2013, 02:08 am

Friday is set to be an important date for Apple as the company heads for the courtroom in three separate cases, two pertaining to its ongoing patent fight against Samsung and another regarding the U.S. Justice Department's e-books antitrust suit.

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Lodsys drops patent suit against developer in exchange for mutual charity donation

08/08/2013, 12:08 pm

Lodsys, an intellectual property owner infamous for filing patent infringement lawsuits against iOS app developers, has settled with one company in exchange for a charity donation.

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Book publishers challenge DOJ e-book penalties against Apple

08/07/2013, 08:08 pm

In a court filing on Wednesday, five major U.S. book publishers objected to the penalties proposed by the Department of Justice against Apple's e-book business, saying the program would change the terms of their respective settlements with the government.

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Apple wins appeal reinstating ITC case against Google's Motorola

08/07/2013, 12:08 pm

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit ruled in favor of Apple on Wednesday, reinstating the company's complaint against Google-owned Motorola Mobility.

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