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Topic: lawsuits

Apple, others officially agree to $325M settlement in Silicon Valley wage fixing case

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.

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Apple pledges to fix longstanding iMessage bug in upcoming iOS update

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.

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Apple wins broad injunction against Samsung in The Netherlands over bounce-back patent

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.

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Apple says it's willing to settle, but inflammatory comments from Samsung suggest it isn't

05/20/2014, 09:05 am

While Apple and Samsung are said to once again be in talks to settle their ongoing patent disputes, Apple has said that comments from Samsung's lawyers portraying the iPhone maker as "jihadist" suggest that such talks might just be a waste of time.

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Apple, Samsung reignite patent lawsuit settlement talks - report

05/19/2014, 07:05 am

Following Apple's most recent legal victory in California, and the news that both it and Google have agreed to end litigation with each other, Apple is said to have renewed settlement talks with Samsung, in an effort to end all ongoing lawsuits between the two rivals.

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Japanese court rules Samsung abused FRAND patents against Apple

05/17/2014, 06:05 pm

Apple made legal progress in its battle with Samsung over patents in Japan this week when the Tokyo District Court ruled that Samsung had indeed illegally abused its Standards Essential Patents to demand a sales ban and excessive royalties against the iPhone maker.

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Apple and Google agree to drop all ongoing lawsuits, will work toward patent reform

05/16/2014, 08:05 pm

After years of being embroiled in lawsuits, Apple and Google on Friday announced they would be dropping all actions related to smartphone technology. The peace treaty is mainly applicable to Google's Motorola subsidiary, with which Apple has been fighting in court since 2010.

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Apple sued over text messaging issues related to switching away from iPhone

05/16/2014, 04:05 pm

Apple is being sued yet again, this time from a former iPhone user who claims the company's iMessage service is causing texts coming to her new Android smartphone to vanish.

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Plaintiff in Silicon Valley anti-poaching suit protests settlement, wants 'day in court'

05/12/2014, 06:05 pm

Nearly three weeks after Apple, Google, Intel and Adobe agreed to settle out of court a class action lawsuit over alleged anti-poaching agreements, the case's class representative is requesting the $324 million settlement be rejected as "unfair and unjust."

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Samsung to challenge $120M damages award in Apple patent suit

05/06/2014, 09:05 am

South Korean electronics giant Samsung will reportedly challenge the $120 million in damages awarded to Apple as part of the companies' most recent courtroom battle, with Samsung's lead attorney saying the verdict was "unsupported by evidence."

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Jury modifies Apple v. Samsung damages but final amount unchanged, calls Google involvement 'interesting' [updated with verdict form]

05/05/2014, 04:05 pm

After being recalled to clarify an issue with Friday's verdict, the Apple v. Samsung jury on Monday modified the award amounts for various claims, but left Apple's share of damages unchanged at $119.6 million.

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Apple v. Samsung damages breakdown revealed in jury verdict form

05/03/2014, 12:05 am

The U.S. District Court for Northern California late Friday made public the Apple v. Samsung jury's verdict form, revealing exact damages figures assigned to each device found in infringement of parties' patents.

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After partial win, Apple comments on second Samsung trial as award grows

05/02/2014, 09:05 pm

Following the jury's verdict in the second Apple vs Samsung trial, which found infringement in three of the five patents Apple argued, the company issued a statement thanking the jury and suggesting a continued fight to defend the company's innovative products.

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Jury awards Apple $119.6M, Samsung $158K in damages after finding both guilty of patent infringement

05/02/2014, 07:05 pm

The Apple v. Samsung jury on Friday meted out $119.6 million in damages to Apple after ruling Samsung infringed on two Apple patents. Considered a win, the award is still a ways off from the $2.2 billion Apple was seeking in its suit.

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Jury's verdict in Apple vs Samsung case threatens far reaching consequences

05/02/2014, 08:05 am

The jurors deciding the outcome of the second Apple vs Samsung trial haven't yet returned a verdict, but their options are limited to a few possible outcomes, ranging from a fiery thermonuclear blast to a wintery new Dark Ages.

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Google slapped with antitrust suit, accused of stagnating competition with Android MADA contracts

05/01/2014, 07:05 pm

A class-action lawsuit filed against Google on Thursday claims the company used Android's Mobile Application Distribution Agreements (MADA) to extend an alleged monopoly over Internet and mobile search.

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Apple v. Samsung jury looking into Steve Jobs' decision to sue, Samsung patent purchases

04/30/2014, 07:04 pm

In its first full day of deliberations, the jury deciding Apple and Samsung's patent trial in California sent five notes to Judge Lucy Koh asking for further clarification on key case points including Steve Jobs' thinking behind the suit.

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Apple and Samsung throw final punches as patent trial winds down

04/29/2014, 07:04 pm

In their second major California court case, Apple and Samsung on Tuesday presented closing arguments before a jury of eight will decide how much of the companies' respective $2.2 billion and $6.2 million damages claims will be meted out, if at all.

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Samsung's 'prepped' witness angers judge in final day of patent trial testimony

04/29/2014, 01:04 am

On the last day of testimony in the Apple v. Samsung patent trial, Samsung counsel and its final expert witness were berated by presiding Judge Lucy Koh over possible coaching on what to say regarding claim construction of a contentious Apple patent.

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Jury to hear extended testimony due to federal appeals court ruling

04/26/2014, 08:04 pm

Jurors in the second Apple v. Samsung patent trial in California, who were scheduled to begin deliberations early next week, will now hear an additional two hours of testimony clarifying a key phrase used in one of Apple's patents-in-suit.

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