Apple hit with class action lawsuit over alleged labor violations, more than 20K plaintiffs involved
07/22/2014, 07:07 pm
A lawsuit being leveled against Apple was granted class certification on Monday, alleging the company's treatment of Apple Store and corporate operations employees constitute multiple California Labor Code violations.
07/17/2014, 12:07 pm
Even if Apple were to pay out the highest possible $450 million price in its ebook antitrust litigation settlement, it wouldn't put much of a dent in the company's billions of dollars in cash.
07/16/2014, 12:07 pm
Apple has agreed to pay up to $450 million to settle a class-action lawsuit from states and consumers accusing the iPad maker of illegally fixing e-book prices and raising costs.
07/11/2014, 10:07 pm
A federal jury on Friday found Apple did not push app developers to use its proprietary HLS technology for live streaming video to iOS devices, which would have allegedly induced infringement of an Israeli company's patents.
07/11/2014, 01:07 pm
Headphone maker Beats has filed suit against a number of Chinese counterfeiters, alleging trademark infringement and seeking damages that could run into the billions of dollars just weeks before the company officially becomes an Apple subsidiary.
07/09/2014, 11:07 am
A Beijing court has affirmed the validity of a voice recognition patent -- held by China's Shanghai Zhizhen Network Technology Co. -- that Apple is accused of infringing with Siri, clearing the way for the resolution of a long-pending intellectual property case that could see the personal digital assistant muted in China.
07/01/2014, 02:07 pm
Lawyers for Israeli technology company Emblaze told a federal jury this week that Apple has induced sports leagues and TV networks, including MLB and ESPN, to infringe Emblaze's patents by forcing them to use Apple's allegedly infringing HLS technology for streaming live video to iOS devices.
06/20/2014, 12:06 am
During a court hearing on Thursday, a federal judge voiced concern over a proposed settlement reached in a class action lawsuit over alleged anti-poaching agreements involving Apple, Google, Intel and Adobe.
06/18/2014, 10:06 am
A resolution to the long-running intellectual property battle between Apple and Samsung could be drawing near, as a Wednesday report out of South Korea suggested that the tech titans are working toward an agreement that would allow their important supplier relationship to continue.
06/16/2014, 11:06 pm
In a court filing on Monday, an attorney representing the plaintiffs in a class action suit seeking damages from Apple's e-book price fixing scheme informed federal Judge Denise Cote that the company has agreed to settle.
06/15/2014, 05:06 am
In a pair of filings with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit earlier this week, both Apple and Samsung dropped their respective appeals of an ITC order to block sales of certain Samsung products, agreeing further pursuit on the issue would be unfruitful.
06/12/2014, 09:06 am
Apple partner Intel attempted to appeal a $1.44 billion fine from the European Union for unfair business practices, but the chipmaker lost that bid on Thursday when a court determined that the record fine would stand.
06/11/2014, 03:06 pm
As a European Union investigation into the tax arrangements of a number of multinational companies -- including Apple, Starbucks, and Fiat -- gets underway, Apple has issued a statement in which the iPhone maker categorically denied any wrongdoing.
06/11/2014, 07:06 am
The executive body of the European Union formally announced on Wednesday that it is investigating Apple, Fiat and Starbucks for potential tax evasion by the trio of corporations in the continent it polices.
06/05/2014, 07:06 pm
The Mexican Institute of Industrial Property (IMPI) on Thursday announced it has absolved Apple of wrongdoing in a trademark lawsuit surrounding the iPhone's infringement of a local telecommunications company marketing the phonetically identical "iFone" brand.
05/24/2014, 04:05 am
In two separate court filings on Friday, Apple lodged a motion for a permanent U.S. injunction on Samsung products found in infringement of certain utility patents by a jury earlier in May, while requesting a retrial of the same case.
With Apple's hands tied in e-book market, Amazon stops taking some preorders from publisher Hachette
05/23/2014, 03:05 pm
Amazon is currently in the midst of a fight with Hachette, one of the so-called "Big Five" largest publishing companies, and has stopped taking preorders for high-profile upcoming titles, including the latest from "Harry Potter" series author J.K. Rowling.
05/23/2014, 10:05 am
Nearly one month after reaching a preliminary agreement, attorneys representing thousands of Silicon Valley workers on Thursday officially asked that the federal court overseeing the case approve a settlement that will cost Apple, Google, Intel, and Adobe some $324.5 million for conspiring to suppress salary inflation.
05/22/2014, 08:05 am
While a bug preventing users from exiting the iMessage ecosystem has prevailed since iOS 5, Apple this week formally acknowledged the issue, and has said that a fix is in the works.
05/20/2014, 05:05 pm
Samsung lost an appeal in the Netherlands over its infringement of Apple's bounce-back patent, resulting in a broad injunction against selling accused devices and all other infringing devices that Samsung has introduced or will introduce.