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Immersion files lawsuit, ITC complaint against Apple's haptic technology

02/11/2016, 07:02 pm

Haptic feedback technology developer Immersion on Thursday announced a two-pronged legal attack against Apple for allegedly infringing on its patents with haptic systems embedded in Apple Watch and iPhone.

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Apple slapped with class action suit over Touch ID-related 'Error 53' code

02/11/2016, 06:02 pm

Seattle-based law firm PCVA has decided to move forward with a class action lawsuit related to Apple's hardware repair practices, specifically targeting the "Error 53" code issue that renders iPhone unusable following an unauthorized Touch ID fingerprint sensor install.

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Apple, Inc has filed for mistrial in $625M VirnetX lawsuit

02/05/2016, 04:02 pm

After objecting to the closing arguments made by Caldwell, Cassady & Curry attorneys representing VirnetX, Apple has now filed a motion for mistrial in the case that awarded a $625 million verdict after just a week of testimony and deliberation.

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Apple discourages Supreme Court from hearing Samsung patent petition, calls case 'legally unexceptional'

02/04/2016, 09:02 am

Apple this week attempted to dissuade the U.S. Supreme Court from hearing Samsung's request for review in their ongoing patent infringement dispute, with Apple telling the highest court in America that the $548 million settlement does not deserve review.

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Apple ordered to pay $625M in revived VirnetX patent trial

02/03/2016, 05:02 pm

A federal jury on Wednesday found Apple guilty of willfully infringing on four VirnetX patents, awarding the non-practicing entity $625.6 million in damages and ongoing royalties from a previous court finding.

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Man sues Apple, wins case over Apple Watch Sport impact resistance

02/02/2016, 03:02 pm

A Welsh man on Tuesday won a small-claims case against Apple, one which accused the company of violating the region's Sale of Goods Act in refusing to honor his Apple Watch warranty.

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VirnetX seeks $532M from Apple in patent infringement retrial

01/25/2016, 11:01 pm

Patent holding firm VirnetX argued in court on Monday that Apple should pay $532 million for allegedly infringing on intellectual property protecting secure communications, a sum nearly 45 percent higher than an initial damages award vacated last year.

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Apple execs Phil Schiller, Greg Joswiak, others might testify in upcoming Samsung damages retrial

01/22/2016, 10:01 pm

Current and former Apple executives, including Phil Schiller,Greg Joswiak and Scott Forstall, are on a list of potential witnesses who could appear at the second Apple v. Samsung damages retrial set for March.

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Apple's Siri voice recognition technology target of patent lawsuit

01/21/2016, 12:01 am

Dot 23 Technologies, a non-practicing entity located in Texas, is looking to take Apple to trial for implementing Siri into the iPhone platform, alleging the virtual assistant's voice dialing and geolocation capabilities infringe upon three patents.

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Apple wins US ban of Samsung software features, only affects obsolete products

01/19/2016, 01:01 am

After months of back-and-forth litigation, Apple won a US sales ban against certain Samsung software features found in infringement of three patents, though the ruling has no real bearing on either company's business.

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Pharrell in legal trouble over Beats 1 show OTHERtone

01/13/2016, 09:01 am

A long-running legal battle between music producer Pharrell and a group of former business associates has recently expanded to include OTHERtone, a show the artist hosts on Apple's Beats 1 streaming network.

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Lawyer filing class action case against Apple called "manifestly incompetent" by federal judge

01/08/2016, 03:01 pm

A class action lawsuit claiming that AppleCare service plans were a "fraudulent and unlawful scheme" has been rejected by U.S. District Judge William Orrick, who portrayed the case as a contrived invention "for the purpose of initiating this lawsuit."

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Class action lawsuit claims Fitbit's heart rate monitoring isn't accurate enough

01/06/2016, 04:01 pm

A new class action lawsuit is accusing Fitbit of misleading shoppers about the heart rate sensors in two of its flagship fitness trackers, the Charge HR and the Surge.

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Lawsuit alleges Apple feigned partnership with Valencell to glean key Apple Watch heart rate sensor tech

01/04/2016, 05:01 pm

Apple is being accused of soliciting critical information from biometrics firm Valencell, received prototypes and feigned interest in a partnership before ultimately implementing unauthorized patented tech in the Apple Watch heart rate sensor.

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Lawsuit seeks more than $5M from Apple for slowing older iPhones with iOS 9 upgrade

12/29/2015, 07:12 pm

A class action lawsuit lodged with a New York district court on Tuesday dredges up claims that Apple engages in planned obsolescence, saying the company knew of potential compatibility issues when it foisted its latest iOS 9 software update on iPhone 4s owners.

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New lawsuit demands $150M from Spotify for failing to pay license holders

12/29/2015, 05:12 pm

In an escalation of the battle over streaming royalties, a new class action lawsuit is asking for at least $150 million in damages from Spotify for allegedly streaming songs without proper licensing.

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Court dismisses scaled-back lawsuit over texts misdirected by Apple's iMessage

12/23/2015, 09:12 am

A U.S. federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit against Apple over the company's iMessage system, which can misdirect texts once iPhone owners switch over to Android, a report said on Wednesday.

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Ericsson settlement could help improve iPhone margins for Apple, Wells Fargo says

12/21/2015, 12:12 pm

A new global cross-patent licensing agreement between Apple and Ericsson could help improve gross margins on the iPhone going forward, further padding Apple's bottom line, according to a new analysis.

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Apple, Ericsson end legal battle with new patent licensing agreement

12/21/2015, 09:12 am

Swedish telecoms firm Ericsson announced a fresh patent licensing agreement with Apple on Monday, finally resolving a year-long legal fight between the two companies.

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Apple slapped with class action suit over iPhone 5/5s data leakage

12/17/2015, 10:12 pm

A group of disgruntled iPhone owners filed a lawsuit against Apple on Thursday for allegedly concealing a defect that caused iPhone 5 and 5s models to switch away from Wi-Fi to cellular data without users' knowledge, resulting in high cellular bills.

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